ROPA VIEJA

ROPA VIEJA

“Old Clothes”

Yields 8 servings

2 lb. flank steak meat

1/3 C. olive oil

1 onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic

1 large green pepper, sliced thin

1 can tomato sauce

1 t. salt.

1 bay leaf

1/2 C cooking wine

1 sm. jar red pimentos

splash vinegar

pinch sugar

1/4 c. frozen peas

In a pan, cook meat in water until meat is soft.

Strip the meat into threads. Chop garlic and sauté in hot skillet with onion, adding later the green pepper and sauté.

Add remaining ingredients and allow to slow cook with lid for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally so it won’t stick.

The red pimientos can be added sliced, mashed or used for decoration.  Add peas 5 minutes or so before serving.

Serve over white rice.

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