Easy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Easy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja


"A quick and easy version of the classic Cuban dish. Traditionally served with a side dish of black beans and yellow rice but it is also great served over white rice."
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8 h 20 m servings 213 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 795 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  1. Spread a layer of onions in the bottom of a slow cooker, top with 1/2 of the steak. Spread another layer of onions over steak and pour 1 can of diced tomatoes over onions; top with 1/2 of the garlic. Repeat layers with remaining onion, steak, tomatoes, and garlic.
  2. Gently pour beef broth over steak mixture and add bay leaf.
  3. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Shred beef and return to slow cooker; stir mixture together until meat absorbs some of the broth, 5 to 10 minutes.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


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Delicious. I added red pepper flakes to give it more heat (I like food that requires a fire extinguisher be at the ready).

Very easy recipe to throw in the crock pot. I think next time I will omt one can of tomatoes. It had too much liquid for my liking.

I loved it! My husband and kids said it was just okay. Ingredients list says cut flank steak into thirds, but in instructions it states to use half of steak. No biggie, but it should be correc...

This is easy, but I only used one can of tomatoes and green chilies and added some green bell pepper and cilantro. Even with these changes, it has a strong tomato flavor. I'm not an authority ...

I usually make a double batch and freeze for a second meal, which might explain the "cut in thirds" and "use half" part that doesn't make sense. In a pinch, I also use canned French Onion soup a...

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