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Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef) |mycolombianrecipes.com

Carne Desmechada o Ropa Vieja (Shredded Beef)

Erica Dinho
5 from 37 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 9 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ½ cups hogao
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste


  • 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.
  • Measure 1 cup of the liquid used to cook the meat. Set aside.
  • Remove the beef from the pot, let it cool and shred with a fork or your hands.
  • In a saucepan, place the shredded beef, hogao, tomato paste and 1 cup of beef liquid. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve hot over white rice or arepa.
Keyword beef recipes
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