Ropa Vieja Crock Pot Recipe

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Cathy @mexicanappetizersandmore.com

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@Cathy71

This Ropa Vieja Crock Pot recipe is comfort food at its best. Made with beef, tomatoes, olives, peppers and onions, smoky spices, and cooked in a tomato sauce. Serve with white rice and smoky stewed black beans.  Yum!

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Ropa Vieja is comforting Cuban cuisine. Cathy's recipe is easy to prepare because the Crock Pot does all the work. The beef turns out extremely tender. Tomatoes and bell peppers add a sweetness while the array of spices add a bit of smokiness to the recipe. This is a wonderful meal that can be prepped in no time. Serve with black beans and brown rice and let your taste buds travel to Cuba. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    beef chuck (flank steak, london broil or skirt steak) thinly sliced
  • 1
    large onion (sliced)
  • 1
    green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1
    red or yellow bell pepper (sliced)
  • 3
    roma tomatoes (cut into strips)
  • 1
    jalapeno (optional if you would like a little heat) chopped
  • 10
    garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 c
    chicken or beef broth
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 1-2
    bay leaves
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed tomatoes, 16 oz
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste, 6 oz
  • 1
    small jar of red roasted pepper strips
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 2 tsp
    cumin
  • 1
    packet of Sazon (found in the international aisle)
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    adobo (optional) found in the international aisle
  • 1/2 c
    olives (rinsed, drained and cut in half)
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1
    lime (cut into wedges to sprinkle over ropa vieja once cooked)

How to Make Ropa Vieja Crock Pot Recipe

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut meat into thin strips. Season with salt and adobo if using. Can brown meat in a heavy skillet with a few tablespoons of oil if you would like. I normally just add most of the ingredients together to slow cooker.
  2. Add all ingredients to slow cooker on high for 4 hours or set to low for 6 hours except cilantro and olives.
  3. After 4 hours stir in cilantro and olives.
  4. Serve with white rice. Traditionally also served with stewed black beans.

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About Ropa Vieja Crock Pot Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Cuban
Collection: Crock Pot Recipes



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