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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  • 4
    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
  • 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.

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About Slow Cooker Cuban Ropa Vieja

Course/Dish: Pork

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