Cuban Ropa Vieja... so Good!

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Tasty Cuban Ropa Vieja...enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the flank steak on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
  2. 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 and serve with tortillas or rice.
Most Helpful

5 5

Tender flavorful and hearty!
I served over Yellow Rice - Arroz Amarillo Con Achiote
The only changes I made was double the recipe and used chicken broth. I also did cut the meat across the grain so the strands wouldn't be to long.

5 5

This was my first time making Ropa Vieja and my family absolutely loved it! This recipe is easy to follow and the ingredients are easy to find at the grocery store. I will be making this again very soon.

5 5

I thought this recipe was amazing - easy, delicious and so versatile. The first time I served it, we had it over tortillas with a side salad of black beans and corn. I served the leftover beef over rice and it was just as good!