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At Home with Natalie Morales: The story behind her slow-cooker ropa vieja

by Natalie Morales /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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TODAY's Natalie Morales lets us into her home and shares why ropa vieja, a classic shredded beef stew, is such an important dish and how it's now come in handy for her as a busy mom.

Ropa Vieja is really a classic Latin American dish. I love to cook Latin foods, because that’s what I grew up watching my mom and grandmother doing. It’s one of those dishes you just throw into one pot — it’s a one pot wonder! I wanted bring you ropa vieja because it’s something to me, that comes from the heart, and from my home. It’s a big part of who I am!

Watch the video to learn more about what this dish means to Natalie!

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