Ropa Vieja in a Slow Cooker


This ropa vieja slow cooker recipe makes a delicious pot roast with peppers and onions that tastes just like at Cuban restaurants in the malls.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 (2 pound) beef chuck pot roast

  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into large wedges

  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into large wedges

  • 1 yellow onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 sweet onion, cut into wedges

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste, or to taste

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Pierce beef roast and place it into a slow cooker with bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Stir in tomato paste and vinegar. Sprinkle with garlic powder, seasoned salt, salt, and black pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on Low until beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours. Remove beef and shred into long strands using 2 forks. Return shredded meat to the slow cooker; mix until combined.

  3. Cover and continue cooking on Low until meat and vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
17g Fat
14g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 91mg 454%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 559mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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