Ropa Vieja with Fried Plantains

Loosely translated as "old clothes," ropa vieja is among Cuba's most-loved dishes, not only because it is a simple and tasty way to feed a crowd. The cooked meat can be sliced, but it is most often shredded, giving the dish its name, before being added to a colorful sofrito made with tomato and red annatto oil, which is available at some Latin markets. If you use the annatto oil, omit the achiote paste.
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Review 1 for Ropa Vieja with Fried Plantains
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Gourmetmom
,Fillmore
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Fillmore, CA
March 22, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
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Fantastic!
March 22, 2014
I absolutely love this recipe! It's delicious. I usually use it as a filling for burritos or tacos. I sometimes use beef chuck pot roast, which retains the juiciness of the meat. I love the flavor of the capers. It's an unusual dish, but if you like Latin flavors , you will like this recipe. Very Cuban. It's become a staple in my home. And it makes great leftovers.
Pros: Adaptable, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Ropa Vieja with Fried Plantains
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JenneeG
Seattle, WA
July 1, 2010
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Amazing dish with friends
July 1, 2010
This recipe is incredible! Lots of fun to make with friends! I added a little hot sauce to the final dish and it was amazing, everyone loved it! The only tricky part was finding the achiote paste, I had to go to a specialty hispanic shop to find it, but definately worth the trip!!