A touch of sweetness from the Caribbean gives a new flair to the standard Ropa Vieja (Cuban Meat Stew). Serve with rice.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, chopped
- 2 pounds flank steak
- 1 1/2 cups red wine
- 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 8 ounces flaked coconut (optional)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the onion and mushrooms until lighlty browned. Place flank steak in the skillet, and brown on all sides. Pour in the wine. Reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 30 minutes, or until meat is very tender. Remove meat, shred, and return to skillet.
Pour coconut milk into the skillet. Mix in sour cream, coconut flakes, brown sugar, allspice, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking 10 minutes, or until heated through.