Ropa vieja

Number of people: 4
Time: 1h 45 min
Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 kg of calf skirt
  • 1 Green pepper
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 2 Medium onions
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • ½ kl of tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Sauté the meat and put it in a pot with liter and a half of water, half an onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 bay leaves and a little salt.
  2. When it begins to boil, leave over medium heat for an hour and a half.
  3. Peppers and onion are cut into strips.
  4. Peel the tomatoes and cut them into small cubes.
  5. Garlic cloves are peeled and cut into thin slices.
  6. Put two tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat and add the garlic, leaving to brown.
  7. Pour the peppers and onion and sauté over medium heat until the onion is translucent. Pour the tomatoes.
  8. Season with pepper and salt and add sugar and cumin.
  9. Let all the water released by the tomato evaporate over medium heat.
  10. We remove the meat from the pot and let it temper.
  11. Make long strips of meat with your fingers.
  12. Once the tomato is reduced, add half a glass of beef stock and stir, allowing it to thicken a little.
  13. We add the meat, stir and let it cook all together about 3 or 4 minutes.


Serve old clothes accompanied by white rice, congrí or tostones.

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