Recipe courtesy of Bongos Cuban Cafe

Bongo's Ropa Vieja

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, julienned

1 green pepper, julienned

1 red pepper, julienned

1 1/2 pounds sliced flank steak

1 ripe tomato

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon dried oregano

White rice, for serving

Black beans, for serving

Fried plantains, for serving


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and peppers and saute until translucent. Add steak, tomato, bay leaf, cumin, garlic, and oregano. Stir to combine and cook for 25 minutes.
  2. Serve with white rice, black beans, and sweet fried plantains.