Cuban Ropa Vieja

The authentic ropa vieja recipe to the Cuban style, it is a simple and a very nice dish, although the majority of the time use to prepare this delicious dish, is in the process of flaking the meat.

We assure you that it is worth to wait because the result is delicious, so now let’s see how to prepare the Cuban ropa vieja.

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How to Make Cuban Ropa Vieja. Recipe

cuban ropa vieja

The real recipe to prepare the aunthentic and delicious Cuban Ropa Vieja.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time35 min
  • Total Time45 min
  • Yield1 olla
  • Energy174 cal
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  • Fork
  • Medium Casserole
  • Fry pan

For the meat

  • 1 pound beef
  • 1 beff stock cube
  • 2 laurel leaves
  • Black pepper and salt to taste

For the sauce

  • 1 big onion
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon powder cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano( fresh oregano or powder)
  • ½ red wine
  • 1/8 dry wine
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • Oil
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Way of Elaboration


The first step is to make the meat tender in a Casserole or in a cook pressure for about 30 minutes or until it gets very tender to flake it easier, to do it, add some salt to the water to cover three inches over the meat height.


After these 30 minutes, we check if the meat is ready by using a fork, if when we prick the meat, the fork gets sink easily, is that it is already ready as we want.


Later drain the meat and place it in a container untill gets cold.  You can keep the clear soup to use it in other saucer.


Later we take two forks to string it well and reserve it.


For the sauce, cut the onion into small pieces, crush the cloves of garlic well and saute them for 30 second in a hot fry pan with only a teaspoon of oil.


After that, add the rest ingredients to the lightly onion, the cumin, oregano, red wine, dry wine and tomato paste, stir them well untill get everything well mixed for about ½ minute.


Finally add the flaked meat and cover it well with the sauce, then cook it over a low heat for some second and check if salt is to your taste.


Now your delicious stewed meat in tomato sauce is ready to enjoy it as you please and to pamper the palate.

Cuban ROPA VIEJA Recipe

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We like to add the sauce some drops of soy sauce, but this is only an option because the original recipe does not have it, what we can assure you is that its gives a delicious taste to this pleasant recipe.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 4 servings per container
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories174
  • % Daily Value*
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