Ropa vieja. The syllables just roll off the tongue… and now I’m trying so hard to connect this with a “meat hits your tongue” witticism here and failing. Failed humor aside, this Cuban version of pulled pork stew totally deserves some serious attention.
In my search for Whole30-friendly batch recipes, I stumbled upon a goldmine in No Paleo Piece of Cake. This particular dish, with its big, bold profile, beckoned to me immediately. Ropa vieja, or “old clothes,” uses one of my favorite techniques (slow-cooking tough cuts of red meat) and yields enough to feed a family for days and days. This was one of the first Latin dishes I’ve ever tried making, and it most certainly won’t be the last!
Recipe at No Paleo Piece of Cake
I followed the recipe nearly exactly, though I think a tweak here or there won’t affect the crazy deliciousness of the end product.