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Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"For anyone following a low-carb or grain-free diet, this pairs well with lime-cilantro cauliflower 'rice.'"
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10 h 30 m servings 327
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook beef roast in the hot oil until browned, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer roast to a slow cooker. Pour tomatoes and beef broth over roast; add onions and bell peppers.
  2. Mix tomato paste, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, cumin, and salt together in a bowl; pour over onions and bell peppers.
  3. Cook on High for 1 hour. Decrease heat to Low and cook until beef is tender enough to shred, about 8 hours.
  4. Remove beef from slow cooker and shred on a work surface using 2 forks. Return shredded beef to slow cooker; add cilantro and stir.
  5. Cook on Low for 1 hour more.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 327 calories; 13.7 20.3 30.2 65 1153 Full nutrition

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Easy to made dinner. I had ropa vieja before in different Cuban restaurants and this recipe is the best. Thank You

In addition, I put some cumin. Served it with "moros y cristianos" (rice cooked with black beans), fried ripe platain slices and avocado. I felt like in Havana!

excellent! I used red, yellow, and green peppers. easy to make.

This was really good. I didn't change a thing. I think this makes a great summer dish. There was quite a bit of juice in the crock pot. So I pulled servings out with a pair of tongs, and served ...

Used peanut oil (high heat tolerance) to brown the roast. Added one blackened/peeled diced poblano to the other 3 peppers (red/orange/green) which gave it just a hint of smokey spice. This was...

This was excellent! The sirloin tip roasts have almost no fat and the dish was a big hit with my family. Even my young granddaughters liked it. I made this for our Mother's Day meal today as ...

Great recipe and a MUST with cilantro rice. Taste just like the Cuban restaurants down in Houston.

Really enjoyed this, as did my girlfriend. I used red, yellow, and green peppers, but otherwise, followed the recipe as written. Quick to prepare, and delicious...

I never give reviews but I had to on this one. By far the best slow cooker recipe I've tried from this website. It was PERFECT. I paired it with rice and beans. I loved it! I was born and raised...