Cuban Ropa Vieja


User Avatar
Member since 2008
No Video

Serves 4 | Prep Time 15 min. | Cook Time 9 hrs.

Why I Love This Recipe

Ropa vieja means "old clothes" in Spanish. This famous Cuban dish is so named because the shredded beef resembles clothes so worn that they fall apart. Alcaparrado means green olives, often stuffed with pimientos and capers mixed together.


Ingredients You'll Need

2 cubanelle or Italian frying peppers, seeded and sliced
1 cup sliced onion
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 Tbsp each olive oil, cider vinegar and minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp salt
11/2-lb boneless chuck steak
1/3 cup coarsely chopped alcaparrado (we used Goya), or 1/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives plus
2 Tbsp chopped capers
1/3 cup chopped cilantro


Directions

Mix all ingredients except steak, alcaparrado and cilantro in a 31/2-qt or larger slow-cooker. Top with steak; turn steak over to coat with mixture.


Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until steak is very tender. Transfer steak to a cutting board. Remove and discard bay leaf. Tear steak in shreds using the two-forks method. Return shreds to cooker; stir in alcaparrado and chopped cilantro and serve.


Questions, Comments & Reviews



More Great Recipes: Beef | Bitter | Dinner | Lunch
The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

51081 Downloads
FREE
'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11273 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

450 Downloads
FREE
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls