Abuelita's Ropa Vieja Recipe Serves 6
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 3 hr 45 min

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per
Calories 550
Calories from Fat 340
Total Fat 58 %
Saturated Fat 70 %
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 %
Sodium 40 %
Total Carbs 5 %
Dietary Fiber 12 %
Sugars 8 g
Protein 30 g
Vitamin A 10 %
Vitamin C 80 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 20 %

Abuelita's Ropa Vieja

'Ropa Vieja' is Spanish for 'old clothes', referring to the shredded beef which is accompanied with a flavorful tomato sauce.


  • 2 lbs. boneless beef brisket or flank steak, trimmed
  • 3 tsp. Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragu® Sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or water
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 2 tsp. paprika


  1. Season brisket with 2 teaspoons Knorr® Beef flavor Bouillon.
  2. Heat oil in 6-quart saucepot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and brown brisket. Remove brisket and set aside.
  3. Cook green peppers in same saucepot, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add brisket. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 3-1/2 hours or until brisket is tender.
  4. Remove from heat. Remove brisket and cool slightly. Shred brisket with two forks, then return to in sauce mixture; heat through. Serve, if desired, over hot cooked rice.
  • Cost per recipe*: $13.91 Cost per serving*: $2.32 *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.
  • TIP: Also makes a great filling for burritos and tacos! Serve in warmed tortillas with guacamole, shredded cheese, sour cream or your favorite toppings.

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