Cuban Ropa Vieja

Cuban Ropa Vieja

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"This is great shredded beef served on tortillas or over rice. Add sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro on the side."

Ingredients

4 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 261 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 599 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the flank steak on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
  2. Transfer beef to a slow cooker. Pour in the beef broth and tomato sauce, then add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomato paste, cumin, cilantro, olive oil and vinegar. Stir until well blended. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for up to 10 hours. When ready to serve, shred meat and serve with tortillas or rice.

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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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This recipe is tasty, but for the purists out there -- Cubans do not eat tortillas, sour cream, cheese, etc. Ropa vieja would be served over white rice, with a side of black beans and fried swee...

And 5 more stars too! I made this with a 4 lb chuck roast, doubled all the ingredients and added a LOT more garlic (that's my personal preference, but 2 cloves sounded way too light for this muc...

My husband is Cuban and he loved this dish! As suggested by other reviewers, I increased the amount of garlic. I did add some extra cumin and some salt towards the end to adjust the flavors.