Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja


For anyone following a low-carb or grain-free diet, this pairs well with lime-cilantro cauliflower 'rice.'

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • 2 pounds beef sirloin tip roast

  • 1 (28 ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 2 onions, sliced

  • 3 bell peppers, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1153mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 58mg 291%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 826mg 18%

* 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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