Lamb Ropa Vieja
This Cuban stew recipe gets its humorous name from the shreds of meat that seem to resemble tattered “old clothes.” Don't be tempted to substitute boneless leg of lamb; the bone gives the broth exceptional flavor. Though typically made with beef, lamb is more widely available in Cuba. If you prefer beef, use about 3 1/2 pounds boneless chuck roast. Serve over rice, with black beans on the side.
Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate the ropa for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Refrigerate extra lamb broth for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months, if desired; use as the base for another soup or stew.
1 vegetable, 5 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat