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Cuban Braised Beef

Cuban Braised Beef
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  1. Place the steak in a large saucepan. Add the tomatoes, onion, chili powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Simmer, covered, until fork-tender, about 2 hours.
  2. Twenty-five minutes before serving, cook the rice according to the package directions.
  3. Using two forks, shred the beef and mix it into the cooking liquid. Serve with the rice and top with the mango and cilantro.
By July, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 545
  • Fat 11g
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 117mg
  • Sodium 1152mg
  • Protein 44g
  • Carbohydrate 63g
  • Sugar 17g
  • Fiber 5.5g
  • Iron 7mg
  • Calcium 141mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Flank Steak
This stew is a take on the Cuban dish ropa vieja. The name means “old clothes” in Spanish, as the strips of meat and colorful vegetables are said to resemble a jumble of rags. Flank steak is traditional, but you can also use chuck.

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