Ropa Vieja is a crockpot Cuban dish, and you can make this as spicy or as mild as you like.
Since it is a crockpot recipe, it is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
To begin, you are going to slice up a green bell pepper and a red bell pepper into strips, and slice up an onion.
In your crockpot, pour in a can of fire-roasted, diced tomatoes.
To that, you will add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, a quarter cup of ketchup, 2 teaspoons of cumin, and a pinch or 2 of salt.
Give those a little stir.
Now toss in some Jalapeno slices…up to 1/3 of a cup, depending on how hot you want this. I used 6 slices, and it wasn’t spicy at all. (I’m a wimp.)
Take a pound of skirt steak, and cut it into a couple sections, just so it fits down in the crockpot well.
Mince up 3 cloves of Garlic, and then toss everything into the crockpot.
Stir it all together.
Cook this on low for 7-8 hours. About 5 hours through, give it a gentle stir, just to make sure the meat is all down in the mixture.
After it has cooked, scoop out the meat, and shred it with forks.
Now rough-chop a cup of Green Olives, and toss those and the meat back into the crockpot, stir them in.
Serve with rice, and Enjoy!
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 onion
- 1 can (15 oz.) fire-roasted, diced tomatoes
- 1/4 c ketchup
- 1 Tb apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 lb skirt steak
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup jalapeno slices
- 1 c green olives
- cooked rice for serving
- Cut your bell peppers into strips, and slice your onion. Mince the garlic cloves.
- Combine all of the ingredients except the olives and rice in your crockpot.
- Cook on low 7-8 hours. About 5 hours through, give it a gentle stir.
- When the cooking is completed, scoop out the steak pieces, and shred them with forks.
- Rough-chop the olives, and combine all back in the crockpot.
- Serve with cooked rice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 982mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 21g
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