Cuban Ropa Vieja

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by Lavender Lynn

This is great shredded beef served on tortillas or over rice. Add sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro on the side. This recipe is from All Recipes.

Top Review by Minnie F.

I am 100% Cuban, and cilantro is not used in ANY Cuban cuisine. This version tasted good, but tastes NOTHING like traditional ropa vieja. To those who do not know, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominican, Peruvian, and Cuban food are not at all the same. They use different spices, and flavor profiles. It is beyond insulting that so many don't know the different. Cilantro? Really? Google even knows better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Brown the flank steak on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer beef to slow cooker.
  4. Pour in the beef broth and tomato sauce, then add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomato paste, cumin, cilantro, olive oil and vinegar.
  5. Stir until well blendedl.
  6. Cover, and cook on High for 4 hours, or on Low for up to 10 hours.
  7. When ready to serve, shred meat, and serve with tortillas or rice.

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