Cuban Ropa Vieja (Crock Pot)

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

"Old Clothes" From Woman's Day. Serve this with tortillas and black beans & rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients except steak, alcaparrado and cilantro in a 3½-qt or larger slow-cooker. Top with steak; turn steak over to coat with mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until steak is very tender. Transfer steak to a cutting board.
  3. Remove and discard bay leaf. Tear steak in shreds using the two-forks method. Return shreds to cooker; stir in olives and chopped cilantro and serve.
Most Helpful

This was delicious. Like Chef #798119, I used bell pepper instead of cubanelle. Served over yellow rice tossed with peas. Top with more capers if you are not a chopped green olive fan. Delicious!

Just Nora March 28, 2009

Great crock pot recipe. Excellent flavor, easy. Made pretty much exactly as written (used standard red bell pepper instead of cubanelle and rice wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar). Will definitely make again.

KWM_SA March 24, 2008