Ropa Vieja

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340.7
  • Total Fat: 18.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,223.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 34.2 g

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Make this great dish using a slow cooker Make this great dish using a slow cooker
Number of Servings: 6


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


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 with a fork. Taste best when served with rice.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REINPHALL.

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This had a lot of flavor and the meat was very tender. I served with white, spanish style, rice. My 5 year olds even liked it. I wouldn't change anything. - 6/17/09

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  • I REALLY loved this recipe!! I left out the vinegar because I didn't have any in the kitchen and also added about 1/2 cup of sliced green olives. Will definitely make this again. SOON!! - 6/22/11

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  • This was absolutely juicy and delicious and held up well to use as left overs. I used red and yellow bells peppers for a milder pepper flavor. - 9/4/10

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