Ropa Vieja

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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.

Ropa Vieja from The Foodie Army Wife

To begin, you are going to slice up a green bell pepper and a red bell pepper into strips, and slice up an onion.

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In your crockpot, pour in a can of fire-roasted, diced tomatoes.

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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.

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Give those a little stir.

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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.)

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Take a pound of skirt steak, and cut it into a couple sections, just so it fits down in the crockpot well.

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Mince up 3 cloves of Garlic, and then toss everything into the crockpot.

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Stir it all together.

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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.

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Now rough-chop a cup of Green Olives, and toss those and the meat back into the crockpot, stir them in.

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Serve with rice, and Enjoy!

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Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja

Ropa Vieja is a slow cooker Cuban dish, and you can make this as spicy or as mild as you like. Since it is a slow cooker recipe, it is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Cut your bell peppers into strips, and slice your onion. Mince the garlic cloves.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients except the olives and rice in your crockpot.
  3. Cook on low 7-8 hours. About 5 hours through, give it a gentle stir.
  4. When the cooking is completed, scoop out the steak pieces, and shred them with forks.
  5. Rough-chop the olives, and combine all back in the crockpot.
  6. Serve with cooked rice.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 982mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 21g

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