Cuban Ropa Vieja Shredded Beef (Slow Cooker)

Cuban Ropa Vieja Shredded Beef (Slow Cooker)

15 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 87% would make again

Ready in 10 hours 10 minutes

This is great shredded beef served on tortillas or over rice. Add sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro on the side.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pounds beef flank steak
1 cup beef broth
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 small onion; sliced
1 green bell pepper; seeded and sliced into strips
2 cloves garlic; chopped
6 ounces tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the flank steak on each side, about 4 minutes per side.

Transfer beef to a slow cooker. Pour in the beef broth and tomato sauce, then add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomato paste, cumin, cilantro, olive oil and vinegar. Stir until well blended. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for up to 10 hours. When ready to serve, shred meat and serve with tortillas or rice.

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We liked this dish a lot. It's versatile, and I didn't change a thing. In my opinion, fresh cilantro added on top really makes the flavor of the dish. Another winner!
JStoley 1y ago

This is very good-i substituted London broil for flank steak and cooked it nearly 13 hours. It was great!
imdequeen 2y ago

Its just like a good mexican restaurants food, loaded with great flavor. Me & my friends ate these with queso fresco hot sauce & tortillas until we were stuffed. Keeping in favorites.
Aimeelady 2y ago

It tasted like I've made it for years!
Marlene83 3y ago

Very yummy! Nice version
loricsilver 3y ago

Everyone liked it. Made with rice.
cdasilva10 3y ago

Wonderfully moist and tasty! Definitely will make again!
cindypriest 3y ago

Loved it! The fam loved it too. Super easy, left in in slow cooker on high for about 5 hours and it came out awesome!! :) will be doing again.
Nanibaby23 3y ago

Passable. This was my first attempt at Ropa Vieja, but being from Central America.. something just didn't fit. I'll be trying again, but with many, many changes.
Daibhidh 3y ago

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