What can you make out of skirt steak, grated red pepper, mustard, and fresh vegetables? In Latin American countries, there’s a pulled beef recipe that’s super easy to make and oozing with natural flavors from these ingredients!

What You’ll Need:

2-3 pounds of skirt steak

3 tbsp. Mustard

1 tbsp. Dried herbs

3 tomatoes (thinly sliced)

1/4 cup of water

2 grated carrots

1 onion (thinly sliced)

1 grated red pepper

2 potatoes

2It’s carne desmechado o ropa vieja, also knows as shredded or pulled beef! Ropa vieja is an amazing beef dish popular in Latin American countries because of its two simple yet powerful ingredients magically working together – mustard and grated red pepper.

To get the right tenderness and flavor of the Latin American version of this pulled beef, simply follow these steps:

  1. Rub the skirt steak with mustard and grated pepper.
  2. Dry marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Put them in the pot of a pressure cooker.
  4. Add the carrots, onions, and sliced tomatoes.
  5. Add cilantro.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of water to steam.
  7. Steam the potatoes on top. Add a bit of salt and spice mix (optional).
  8. Start shredding the meat.
  9. Serve the pulled beef with salad or rice.
  10. Serve the steamed potatoes as is or mashed.

3If the potatoes are cooked before the meat is tender, make sure to cover them so they don’t cool down until you have all the beefseparated into strips. There’s no need to add unnecessary sugar to taste as the ingredients, particularly the carrots, act as its natural sweetener.

With this recipe, you can serve 8-12 people because there’s a lot of meat used, and you have potatoes you can use either as filler or side dish. My family likes to have pulled beef with white rice that has a bit of chili in it. We don’t normally have chili with rice, but it’s SO GOOD like that as it gives it makes it very aromatic.


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