I grew up in Florida and Latino foods were a huge part of my life. Ropa Vieja was always a favorite dish of mine to eat. The translation of the dish is "torn clothes" and when the braised meat is pulled apart if you blur your vision maybe you could see how it got the name.
The braised chuck roast pictured above is what I braised in the last post's pureed onion marinade. The great thing about braised meats is they're super tender and cheap. For less then $3/lb you can get a great meal prepared. All it takes is some basic technique and time. While this was cooking I continued clearing a large part of our property, more on that tomorrow.