Shredded Flank Steak with Tomato Sauce

A friend of my husband passed and we need comfort food today;-(

2 pound flank steak
1 16oz can tomato sauce
2 green pepper cut into half moon pieces
2 onions cut into half moon pieces
1 large jar sliced pimientos, about 1/2 cup
4 chopped garlic cloves
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon páprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon salt

In a deep pot boil water with salt, add steak, lower temperature to low and cover. Cook for 2 hour. Reserve one cup of water, drain meat and let it cool. Meanwhile in a deep pot over medium high heat olive oil, add green pepper, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. add tomato paste and sauce and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the rest of ingredients including reserved water and cook for 5 minutes. With a fork shred meat into long and thin strips and add into sauce. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with white rice, beans and plantains. Serves 8

This dish is called Ropa Vieja in spanish and is very popular in Caribbean Cuisine. Coqui!


2 thoughts on “Shredded Flank Steak with Tomato Sauce”

  1. Oh…. this pic make me think of a warm chiffon fluffy hug. Super comfort food with elegance. OMG.. it’s Tuesday. I think I can make it to Havana Mania for their knock off version of your true delish dish. Since I can not be with you for your fabulous scrumptious cooking of this…. I will have the next best thing.


  2. P.S…. This picture of the Plantains warrants a comment…. DELISH. Must have recipe for this scrumptiousness added to this recipe entry. These two go hand in hand!


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