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Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja (English: Old clothes) is one of the national dishes of Cuba, consisting of stewed beef with vegetables. It originates from a Sephardic dish from the Middle Ages.

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World Recipes



  • 2 pounds of brisket
  • 5 sprigs of cilantro
  • 6 garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 onions
  • 2 red chilies
  • 2 green chiles
  • 1/4 cup olive oil…
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Cooking with Maria and Fransheska

Today my friend Fransheska and I decided we wanted to cook a meal together. I have not really cooked in 5 years, not a real meal on the stove and chopping and mixing ingredients in a pan, kind of cooking. 265 more words

I Am That Girl

Havana my Heart belongs to Cuban Food

Do you remember that scene in the movie, Ratatouille, when the food critic tries the ratatouille that Remy, the rat, made? You can see in his face and eyes that that ratatouille he ate right there, in that moment, was the best food he had tasted since his childhood. 479 more words

Ropa Vieja (old clothes) and herb Couscous

Tonight I had extra flank meat on hand..and decided to make ropa vieja. I had someone ask me what do I do to make it different? 111 more words

Ropa Vieja (with Chicken) 

This week I was introduced to the classic Cuban Ropa Vieja by the mother of a dear friend. She used the following recipe, which called for beef. 396 more words


Shredded Beef (Ropa Vieja)

The translation for Ropa Vieja is actually old clothes, don’t know if it’s because it’s a comfort dish like old clothes or if it’s because you cook it as long as you would boil old clothes back in the day. 396 more words

Ropa Vieja