Prescription. Let’s go to Cuba with Old Clothes

This dish is not so foreign. In Mexico we have something similar and, in addition, we have made it very our. But as I’m eager to go to Cuba for a while, I’m going to share the recipe for this classic of the cuisine of the island. On the menu today: ropa Vieja Cuban.

For the recipe of Old Clothes we need:

  • 1 lb. cooked meat shredded
  • An onion cut in thin slices
  • 1 green pepper cut into strips to juliana
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 can of tomatoes in your sauce, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cube beef broth

This is fairly easy. Who already have the meat cooked and shredded, heated in a pan (I like to use cast iron, here is what I bought it for you to be encouraged) and add oil over medium heat. There is that sauté and sauté the onion and bell pepper. Add the wine, bay leaf, cumin, cube broth, the tomato, and season with salt and pepper. Mix well (help to undo the cube of broth) and cook at a simmer covered for half an hour.

And that’s it. As simple as that. Obvious accompany with rice. There are those who put plantains fried also.

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