Authentic Colombian Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef)

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    Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja
    Carne Desmechada or Ropa Vieja is a very popular recipe in Colombia and Latin America. This classic beef dish is very easy, and is great over rice, patacones and arepas. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or empanadas.

    Carne Desmechada or Ropa Vieja is a very popular recipe in Colombia and Latin America. This classic beef dish is very easy, and is great over rice, patacones and arepas. It can also be used as a filling for tacos or empanadas.

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    Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja
    Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja
    Course Main Course
    Keyword Beef
    Prep Time 15 Minutes
    Cook Time 80 Minutes
    Servings
    People
    Ingredients
    Arepa con Carne Desmechada (Arepa with Shredded Meat)
    Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef)
    Course Main Course
    Keyword Beef
    Prep Time 15 Minutes
    Cook Time 80 Minutes
    Servings
    People
    Ingredients
    Arepa con Carne Desmechada (Arepa with Shredded Meat)
    Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef)
    Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja
    Instructions
    Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef)
    1. In a pot, place the flank steak, water, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the meat is cooked.
    2. Measure 1 cup of the liquid used to cook the meat. Set aside.
    3. Remove the beef from the pot, let it cool and shred with a fork or your hands.
    4. In a saucepan, place the shredded beef, hogao, tomato paste and 1 cup of beef liquid. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Arepa con Carne Desmechada (Arepa with Shredded Meat)
    1. In a medium skillet, melt the butter and add the diced plantains. Brown the plantains for about 3 minutes and set aside.
    2. Place an arepa on a serving plate, top with the carne desmechada and add avocado and plantain.
    3. Sprinkle fresh cilantro and serve.
    Recipe Notes

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