Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja

Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja Recipe

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JoAnna Eldredge


I found this recipe online a while ago and it was an instant hit with my latin familia! If you enjoy Cuban food done the easy way, this is a recipe to have.


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20 Min
8 Hr


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cubanelle peppers, seeded and sliced
2 c
sliced onions
2 can(s)
(8 oz each) tomato sauce
1/2 c
tomato paste
1 Tbsp
each olive oil, cider vinegar, and minced garlic
2 tsp
ground cumin
bay leaf
1 tsp
boneless chuck steaks (3 lbs)
2/3 c
coarsely chopped alcaparrado (use goya) or 2/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives plus 2 tbsp chopped capers
2/3 c
chopped cilantro

How to Make Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja


  • 1Mix all ingredients except steak, alcaparrado and cilantro in a 3 1/2 quart or larger slow-cooker.
  • 2Top with steak; turn steak over to coat with mixture.
  • 3Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours until steak is very tender.
  • 4Transfer steak to cutting board.
  • 5Remove and discard bay leaf. Tear steak in shreds using two forks. Return shreds to cooker; stir in alcaparrado and chopped cilantro, and serve.

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About Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja

Course/Dish: Pork

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