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The Roasting Tin Around the World

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Venezuelan Slow-Cooked Beef with Red Peppers and Bay

Introduction

This dish of slow-cooked beef is known as ropa vieja in Cuba – rather unromantically translating as ‘old rope’, on account of how the beef looks when shredded into long strands. The Venezuelan version below includes red peppers and tomatoes: they’re usually fried and added at the end, but I love the flavour you get from cooking them alongside the beef. Bavette or skirt steak is a must here – it becomes meltingly tender after a long, slow cook, and for so few ingredients, this is really something special.

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Ingredients

beef bavette or skirt steaks
red peppers, thickly sliced
white onions, thickly sliced
sea salt flakes
boiling beef stock
large tomatoes, diced
Worcestershire sauce
ground cumin
bay leaves
To serve:
fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
rice and black beans

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From the book: The Roasting Tin Around The World

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