CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Flank Steak in Tomato SauceRopa vieja, a traditional Cuban dish, doesn’t need to take hours to make.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
Ropa vieja, a traditional Cuban dish, doesn’t need to take hours to make.
Flank Steak in Tomato Sauce
½ pound flank steak
Vegetable oil spray
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup sliced onion
1 cup sliced carrots
2 teaspoons minced garlic, crushed
½ medium green pepper, sliced (about 1 cup)
1¾ cup can whole tomatoes with sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ cup sliced pimentos in water
Cut meat into paper-thin slices. Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with vegetable oil. Saute meat 2 minutes. Remove to plate. Sprinkle with salt, pepper to taste. In same pan, saute onion, carrots, garlic, green pepper 5 minutes. Lower heat to medium. Add tomatoes, oregano. Break up tomatoes with spoon. Simmer 5 minutes. Return meat to pan. Mix well. Add pimentos, salt, pepper to taste. Cook 1 minute. Serve over rice.
Yield: Serves 2.
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