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

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 hrs 15 mins
total:
10 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Mix tomato paste, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, cumin, and salt together in a bowl; pour over onions and bell peppers.

  • Cook on High for 1 hour. Decrease heat to Low and cook until beef is tender enough to shred, about 8 hours.

  • Remove beef from slow cooker and shred on a work surface using 2 forks. Return shredded beef to slow cooker; add cilantro and stir.

  • Cook on Low for 1 hour more.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 30.2g 60% DV; carbohydrates 20.3g 7% DV; fat 13.7g 21% DV; cholesterol 65.3mg 22% DV; sodium 1153.3mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2015
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! Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2015
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! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
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 this with lime cilantro rice and black beans. I garnished this with a avacado and lime. it was a bright satisfying dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2015
Easy to made dinner. I had ropa vieja before in different Cuban restaurants and this recipe is the best. Thank You Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
excellent! I used red yellow and green peppers. easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
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 fabulous - and provided leftovers for lunch the next day which tasted even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2015
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 in Miami Florida so I know a good ropa vieja when I taste it and this was delicious??. I couldn't find avocado oil so I had to use olive oil but still extremely flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
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... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
Made this dish and it tasted great!! Awesome recipe will definitely use again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2016
Freezes really well. Put it out as taco filling for taco bar. Everyone liked it. Read More
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