ROPA VIEJA (SHREDDED BEEF) POT PIES WITH PEPPER JACK BISCUITS

 

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  • Servings: 6
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick sliced bacon, diced
  • 2 cups onions, diced
  • 2 cups red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup poblano chile, seeded, diced
  • 1 cup anaheim chili, seeded, diced
  • 1 Tbs garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steaks, trimmed (seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 12 oz beer (1 bottle lager)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 1/3 cup masa harina
  • 2 cups roma tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • 15 oz black beans, drained, rinsed (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olive, halved
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • PEPPER JACK BISCUITS
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup masa harina
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbs unsalted butter, cold, cubed
  • 1 cup monterey jack pepper cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup scallion, sliced
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

Directions

  • 1. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • 2. Sauté bacon in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp, 8 minutes.
  • 3. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  • 4. Sauté onion, bell peppers, chiles and garlic in bacon drippings until
  • beginning to brown, 8 minutes; transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • 5. Cut flank steak into thirds and sear until browned, about 5 minutes per
  • side.
  • 6. Stir in beer, such as lager, broth, and seasonings; bring to a boil,
  • reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered 45 minutes.
  • 7. Remove steak from pan, shred with 2 forks, and set aside.
  • 8. Whisk masa into broth, bring to a boil and simmer to thicken slightly, 10
  • minutes.
  • 9. Stir in reserved beef, vegetables, & bacon with remaining ingredients.
  • 10. Divide filling among six 2-cup ovenproof dishes or ramekins, transfer
  • dishes to prepared baking sheet and top with biscuit topping.
  • 11. PEPPER JACK BISCUITS:.
  • 12. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • 13. Whisk flour, masa, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a
  • bowl until combined.
  • 14. Cut in butter until pea-sized using a pastry blender(or two knives),
  • then stir in cheese and scallions.
  • 15. Blend milk and sour cream in a small;; bowl, then stir into flour
  • mixture just until combined.
  • 16. Top each pot pie with 3 golf ball-sized scoops of biscuit topping.
  • 17. Bake until biscuits are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center
  • comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.
  • 18. Let stand 10 minutes before serving to set up.
  • Note: I used canned Romas and just squeezed them in my hand and chopped them. I also didn't save any bacon grease to saute veggies. I used some olive oil. I also used 2 pounds of flank steak. I browned the steak in a little oil in the bottom of my pressure cooker. I added the beer and the seasonings and cooked at high pressure with natural release for 15 min. I proceeded from there. I cut out 30 min.

Notes

I was looking for a Cuban recipe to make for company and came across this. My recipe is an adaptation. I serve it with Cilantro Lime Slaw.

Categories: Caribbean  Casserole  Savory Pie 

Author Credit: CuisineAtHome, Issue 71 - October 2008

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