Ropa vieja is beef cooked until it is tender enough to shred. The name actually translates as "old clothes" or "rags" - beef that is falling apart like worn clothes. This dish can be found as a staple in many countries in South and Central America. It's very economical because it uses a tough, inexpensive piece of meat.
Why do I begin a post with the definition of Ropa Vieja? Because that's what many people at my daughter's school's Halloween dance thought my pulled pork was. Until they tasted it. I must say myself, it came out great. It was more of a success with the adults then the children, with a few of them telling me that they ate 3 or 4 sandwiches of it. It just goes to show, Brooklyn people don't know barbeque. I must teach. I must inform. After all I took an oath as a certified barbeque judge to promote barbeque!
I'm sorry I didn't get any pictures. My digital camera is acting up lately, but Christmas is coming. Maybe Santa will be generous.