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ropa vieja canaria

Canarian Ropa Vieja Recipe

Lauren Aloise
Canarian ropa vieja is a delicious dish made with shredded beef and chicken, garbanzo beans and tomatoes. It's a hearty stew that will warm you up!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 624.44 kcal


  • 1 large can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans you could also soak dried beans the night prior, but I find it easier to buy good quality canned beans
  • About one pound half a kilo of beef
  • About one pound half a kilo of chicken
  • 2 links of chorizo optional
  • About two pounds one kilo of potatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 to matoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Smoked Spanish paprika about 2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper
  • Cloves about 3
  • Bay leaf
  • Salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Cover the chicken and beef with water and bring to a boil
  • Simmer until cooked through, remove and let cool
  • Shred the meat and add to a large frying pan filled with a splash of hot olive oil
  • Add the garbanzos to the pan and fry the shredded meat and garbanzo beans
  • Once crispy, remove from pan and set aside
  • In the same oil (you may need to add a bit more) add the chopped onion, pepper, tomato, and garlic
  • Once the sofrito (fried vegetables) is cooked down, add 3 cloves and some black pepper
  • Add two teaspoons of paprika, the white wine, broth, and bay leaf
  • When simmering, add back in the meat and garbanzos and bring to a simmer
  • Add the diced potatoes and cover for 15 minutes while simmering (a more traditional way is to fry the potatoes separately, but this is a bit more healthy)
  • Uncover after 15 minutes and allow to simmer until the potatoes are cooked through
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 624.44kcalCarbohydrates: 53.02gProtein: 33.54gFat: 29.4gSaturated Fat: 9.57gCholesterol: 92.51mgSodium: 400.7mgPotassium: 1358.47mgFiber: 9.91gSugar: 8.01gVitamin A: 1419.2IUVitamin C: 64.94mgCalcium: 86.67mgIron: 5.78mg
Keyword Canarian Ropa Vieja, chicken stew recipe, shredded beef stew
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