Refine your Mexican Ropa Vieja recipe according to cuisine type:
Something from south-of-the-border. Let the meat simmer until it is so tender you can gently pull it apart, then pack it in a tortilla. Spices and mild chiles give it a little heat.
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A Cuban recipe. Ropa vieja, or "old clothes," describes the shreds of meat, peppers, and onions resembling a mess of colorful rags. Robust stews such as this Cuban specialty are at the heart of West Indian cuisine. Found at epicurious.com.
Tender beef is shredded and browned, then folded into warm tortillas along with crisp veggies and your choice of garnish for an upscale taco night! *Prep time does not include 30 minutes cooling.
This Cuban stew is made by slow cooking a flank steak until very tender. Simmering it for a few hours makes it extremely tender. Ropa Vieja means "old clothes" in Spanish.