Mr. Food: Cuban Shredded Beef

September 28, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
This Cuban classic known as ropa vieja in Spanish refers to this savory slow-cooked beef dish that's shredded, like its literal translation: old clothes. We're betting the zesty flavors will make it a favorite on your table!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Makes 4 to 6 servings

1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 (2-1/2- to 3-pound) bottom round roast
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

1. In a slow cooker (3-1/2 quarts or larger), combine bell pepper, onion, and garlic; place roast on top of vegetables.

2. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper; mix well and pour over roast. Cover and cook on high setting 7 to 8 hours, or until meat pulls apart with a fork.

3. Turn off slow cooker and shred beef by pulling it apart with 2 forks. Stir beef mixture and allow to sit 5 minutes.

NOTE: Serve with rice and beans or on a crusty roll.

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