Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja Stew

Author A Pleasant Little Kitchen | November 13, 2023

 

Author note: Ropa Vieja is a traditional Cuban meal of braised tomatoes and beef, generally served on a bed of rice. This recipe is a “stew” version of this meal. It does not use the traditional flank steak, but bite-sized cuts of your favorite stew meat. When making stews and soups, the key to the most flavor is using homemade stock. If you do not have any homemade stock readily available, use a low-sodium store bought stock. If you want to repurpose this meal, remove the meat and bell peppers from the stew and use in tacos, quesadillas or omelets the next day. This stew is freezer friendly. I enjoy serving this meal alongside not only cooked rice, but also black bean puree (click here for recipe)

 

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

1/2 cup diced yellow onion

5 garlic cloves, crushed

1 14- ounce can low-sodium diced tomatoes

3 cups low-sodium stock

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

3 teaspoons cumin

2 pounds your favorite stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

cooked rice, for serving

tortillas, for serving

 

Place the peppers, onion, garlic, tomatoes, stock, oregano, salt and cumin into a slow cooker. Stir well.

Add the steak and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

 

Remove the lid and stir in the vinegar and cilantro. Salt to taste. Serve warm with cooked rice and tortillas.

Topics: A Pleasant Little Kitchen

Before You Fire Up The Grill For Fathers Day

Grilling adds a unique depth of flavor to food, allows you to catch some vitamin D if you’re outside, and helps decrease the AC bill at the end of the month. What’s not to love?! So brush off the gril...

Read More
Grilled Zucchini With Goat Cheese, Basil, & Honey

Have a little space on the grill to throw on a side dish? Grill up some summer produce to add color and fiber to your plate. With the toppings, it’s sure to elevate your dinner!

Read More
Easy Summer White Bean Salad

Bean salads are all the rage right now and for a good reason. Beans deliver a great nutrition profile and they are not only convenient but a great price! This salad has not lack of flavor and will sur...

Read More
Spanish Pisto

Spanish Pisto

Read More
Grilled Prosciutto, Arugula and Burrata Flatbread

Grilled Prosciutto, Arugula and Burrata Flatbread

Read More