Old Clothes (Ropa Vieja)

Old Clothes (Ropa Vieja)

Old clothes is a traditional Mexican dish that was traditionally prepared to utilise the left overs from other dishes. There are different versions according to each region in the country. Originally from Spain and This time I am bringing to you my family’s recipe, specifically my great aunt Deya’s recipe, that passed it to her daughter Deya and to my mom, they also made a few adjustments and then gave it to me.


500 gr. Cooked and pulled beef shank

2 Finely chopped tomatoes

1 Finely medium chopped onion

4 spoons of oil




Method Steps

  1. In a cooking pot heat up the oil at medium fire
  2. Add the onions and parboil them. Add the tomatoes and parboil them too
  3. Add the pulled beef shank and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a pinch of dried oregano (my mom’s touch)
  5. Serve with white rice and/or warm corn tortillas


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