Easy Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe


| 6/27/2019 1:52:00 PM


When I lived in Oakland, California I liked to go to a restaurant nearby and order a dish called Bus Up Shut. Bus Up Shut! What, might you ask, is that? Well, dear readers, I can tell you! Bus Up Shut is the Caribbean way of saying tattered and torn shirt. Get it? Bus(ted) Up Shirt! It’s the name of a sandwich made with an amazing flat bread and filled with curry meat and vegetables. It is absolutely delicious!

So you can imagine my pleasure when I ran across a local dish made by Mexican housewives called “Ropa Vieja”. I guess the shredded meat in this recipe reminds them of old, torn clothing. Our local version of Bus Up Shut!

This delectable shredded meat can be used any which way but it’s particularly good as a base for soft tacos.

shredded beef
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Here’s how I make Old Clothes, I mean, Ropa Vieja. Ay, chihuahua!



Get a good size chunk of beef brisket or beef chuck roast. Get a piece that will feed the people you’re cooking for. It’s only me and my husband right now so I get a 2-pound chunk and then I have a little leftover for other recipes.



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