Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Ropa Veija is easy to make with this slow cooker recipe. Put everything in the pot in the morning and come home to an easy to prepare dinner.

Photo by Lee C.
Adapted from foodnetwork.com

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

505

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

505

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Adapted from foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 3

    tablespoons ketchup

  • 1

    tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1

    jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced, with seeds

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 1/2

    pounds skirt steak or flank steak

  • 2

    bell peppers (1 red, 1 green), sliced 1/2 inch thick

  • 1

    small onion, thinly sliced

  • 3

    tablespoons chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives, plus 1 tablespoon brine from the jar

  • Cooked white rice, for serving

Directions

Combine the tomatoes, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, cumin, jalapeno and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Add the steak, bell peppers and onion and toss to coat. Cover and cook on low, undisturbed, 8 hours. Uncover and skim off any excess fat. Coarsely shred the meat with 2 forks, then stir in the olives and olive brine. Serve over rice.

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