Thursday, February 2, 2012

food (food) | ropa vieja

Here's the problem with watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives....I watch, I crave and then I get disappointed.  Why?  Because many of the restaurants are not within my reach.  That's when I have to find a recipe somewhere online that might taste as close to what my eyes crave from the TV screen.

That's how I stumbled upon this ropa vieja recipe.  After a half hour of drooling over Guy shoveling heaping spoons full of this tasty Cuban meat dish it sat in my mind for days and I decided that I needed to make it stat.  It's pretty fool proof considering you just toss everything into crock pot and definitely satisfied my craving.

|Do you often crave something after watching cooking shows? Have you discovered new dishes or recipes by watching cooking shows?|


socialitedreams said...

where's my plate???? i love watching that show and am always craving things from places that he stops at. the lobster stew is calling my name, i need to get to the east coast

Sabrina said...

we need to have a cuban food date soon! Ropa Vieja is one of my favorite dishes from my childhood, my grandmother's recipe is amazing.

Mel said...

I love ropa vieja. It's pretty much the only thing I've ever ordered at Cafe 28!

Laura Go said...

ALWAYS, Tabitha, ALWAYS. And this loooks super good!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

blue roses said...

whenever i see drive-ins, diners, and dives, i feel 50 lbs fatter. just be watching, like osmosis. intense cardiac-stopping food materials being shown!

dusanabotswana said...

that looks amazing!! I've never had it but it looks like a great mix between the shredded beef I loved in Venezuelan and black beans! Is that the one you made in the picture? Looks great!