Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

slow cooker cuban ropa vieja

(1 rating)
Recipe by
JoAnna Eldredge
St. Petersburg, FL

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 8 Hr

Ingredients For slow cooker cuban ropa vieja

  • 4
    cubanelle peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 2 c
    sliced onions
  • 2 can
    (8 oz each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 c
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    each olive oil, cider vinegar, and minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2
    bay leaf
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    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

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

Categories & Tags for Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja: