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Carne mechada (Shredded beef)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Servings: 4
  • 500 gr flank steak
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ½ red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • cup coriander
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups meat broth
  • Sal and Black pepper
  • olive oil
  1. Cut the flank steak in big chunks, and pour them into a big stock pot with a little of olive oil and let it sear. Make sure that every side has a nice brown.
  2. Remove the meat and in the same pot add the onions, the red pepper, the garlic, the tomato and the worcestershire sauce. Stir for a couple minutes.
  3. Incorporate the meat and pour the broth until it covers the meat. Let it simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the meat and shred it. Put it again into the sauce and stir for a couple minutes. Now you can serve it with the arepas.