Ropa Vieja means “old clothes” in Spanish. There is a Cuban legend that a poor man once shredded the shirt off his back to feed his hungry family. As the fragments of fabric cooked in a pot, they transformed miraculously into strips of meat – and so Cuba’s national dish was born. Made with tomato, peppers, and sweet and smoky paprika, Ropa Vieja is Caribbean home-cooking at its best: humble, healthy, and sprinkled with magic.
2 handcrafted Cuban spice mixes
Organic canned tomatoes
Easy recipe card
You need to add:
300g beef steak cut in strips (if you don’t eat meat, use a chopped sweet potato)