How to Make Ropa Vieja/Shredded Flank Steak in Tom. Sauce

A unique and delicious beefy dish. That can be served with rice and beans. You can also use this beef in burritos. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

How to Make Ropa Vieja/Shredded Flank Steak in Tom. Sauce Recipe
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ingredients

ingredients

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First things first. We must remove any visible fat on the flank steak

First things first. We must remove any visible fat on the flank steak

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This is the best i can do

This is the best i can do

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the next thing to do is to chop up the beef into a few piece,unless of course you want to eat a piece of meat the size of spaghetti. lol๐Ÿ˜œ

the next thing to do is to chop up the beef into a few piece,unless of course you want to eat a piece of meat the size of spaghetti. lol๐Ÿ˜œ

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all done

all done

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This is the garlic cloves all crushed up. Use a fine grater for this or a garlic press. whatever you want

This is the garlic cloves all crushed up. Use a fine grater for this or a garlic press. whatever you want

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add the oregano to the crushed garlic. mix well and set aside

add the oregano to the crushed garlic. mix well and set aside

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Next thing up is a to give the beef a good rinse with water. When done set aside

Next thing up is a to give the beef a good rinse with water. When done set aside

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Lets start seasoning the meat, start by adding the sofrito, if you don't have sofrito you can omit it, no problem. It will still be good

Lets start seasoning the meat, start by adding the sofrito, if you don't have sofrito you can omit it, no problem. It will still be good

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The mojo goes in next

The mojo goes in next

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I enjoy the flavor of these little cubes. It  is awesome add it to the garlic oregano mixture. (Optional)

I enjoy the flavor of these little cubes. It is awesome add it to the garlic oregano mixture. (Optional)

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Add the garlic oregano mixture to the beef

Add the garlic oregano mixture to the beef

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next up the onion powder

next up the onion powder

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The adobo powder

The adobo powder

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and lastly the sazon goya

and lastly the sazon goya

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stir this well

stir this well

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Now for this step i am going to use my darling pressure cooker. He saves me a lot of time. I add a tbs of oil to the pot and put it over the stove on medium high heat.

Now for this step i am going to use my darling pressure cooker. He saves me a lot of time. I add a tbs of oil to the pot and put it over the stove on medium high heat.

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If you dont have a pressure pot you can still make this dish. Add the oil to a regular pot & brown the beef, when browned add enough water to pot & boil beef until tender. When tender continue w/guide

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You can also make this dish in a slowcooker.๐Ÿ˜„

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To the oil I add a tsp of sugar. The sugar will caramelize and help with the browning process. My mom taught me to do this.๐Ÿ˜Š

To the oil I add a tsp of sugar. The sugar will caramelize and help with the browning process. My mom taught me to do this.๐Ÿ˜Š

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Nice and brown,now lets start adding the beef.

Nice and brown,now lets start adding the beef.

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My beef is added one at a time

My beef is added one at a time

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See me do it.๐Ÿ˜

See me do it.๐Ÿ˜

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Once the beef has browned I will add water. This water needs to fully submerge the beef.

Once the beef has browned I will add water. This water needs to fully submerge the beef.

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i will bring the beef up to a boil and continue with the pressure cooking process

i will bring the beef up to a boil and continue with the pressure cooking process

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The cover is on. I will bring it up to pressure and cook this on high for about 25 minutes.

The cover is on. I will bring it up to pressure and cook this on high for about 25 minutes.

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while the beef is cooking i will slice up the onions.

while the beef is cooking i will slice up the onions.

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the green peppers

the green peppers

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25 minutes has passed and i have released the pressure off my pot and my beef is fork tender now it's time to remove it to a plate to start shredding. Save the water we need it.

25 minutes has passed and i have released the pressure off my pot and my beef is fork tender now it's time to remove it to a plate to start shredding. Save the water we need it.

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The beef is taken out to be shredded.

The beef is taken out to be shredded.

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Look at how easily it shreds

Look at how easily it shreds

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All done

All done

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Using the same water which has somewhat evaporated in my pressure cooker but has a lot of flavor. I transferred that into another pot. I turned on the stove to medium and added some olives

Using the same water which has somewhat evaporated in my pressure cooker but has a lot of flavor. I transferred that into another pot. I turned on the stove to medium and added some olives

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I also added the tomato paste

I also added the tomato paste

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Mix this well

Mix this well

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Now let's add the onions and peppers. Let it cook for a few minutes until somewhat thickened

Now let's add the onions and peppers. Let it cook for a few minutes until somewhat thickened

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And lastly comes the shredded beef. Mix it all well. Let the mixture cook so that it can get thick and flavorful.

And lastly comes the shredded beef. Mix it all well. Let the mixture cook so that it can get thick and flavorful.

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Look at me do it

Look at me do it

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All done serve with rice and beans and maybe a side of salad. Enjoy my way of making this dish!โ˜บ๏ธ

All done serve with rice and beans and maybe a side of salad. Enjoy my way of making this dish!โ˜บ๏ธ

Ingredients

1ยฝ Pounds Flank steak  
2 Tablespoons Canola oil 
1 Teaspoon Sugar 
ยผ Cups Mojo 
1 Tablespoon Sofrito 
2 garlic cloves 
ยผ Teaspoons Oregano powder 
1 Teaspoon Adobo  
1 Packet of sazon Goya  
2 Tablespoons Olives and capers 
ยฝ Onion, sliced 
ยฝ Green pepper, sliced 
1 Tablespoon Tomato paste 
Water if needed 
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