Cuban Ropa Vieja... so Good!

"Tasty Cuban Ropa Vieja...enjoy!"
Cuban Ropa Vieja... so Good! created by Rita1652
Ready In:
4hrs 15mins



  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the flank steak on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
  • 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.
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"I am a mother of two boys ages 26 Months and 9 months. I love trying out new things for my family. My husband is Cuban, and I am Polish/ Italian, so i love to try all new things. Since being with him for the last 7 years I noticed that I cook mostly cuban/ spanish dishes."

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  1. migueldartgoogl
    Real Classic Cuban Ropa Vieja is the flank steak that has already been used for making beef soup and stock. After it has been thoroughly boiled, its taken out of the liquid and made into either 1 of 2 Cuban Classic dishes, 'Ropa VIeja', or 'Vaca Frita.' 'Vaca Frita' (Fried Cow) is the simple fried version of the flank stake. The long meat strands are fried to a crisp, and served with a generous sprinkle of lime or lemon juice, salt, pepper, and nothing else. Best advice? Always boil the flank stake into a broth, and then do the RopaVieja and Vaca Frita.
  2. Minnow in Hampton Roads
    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!
  3. Jennigator3
    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.
  4. Rita1652
    Tender flavorful and hearty!<br/>I served over Recipe #464686<br/>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.
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    Cuban Ropa Vieja... so Good! Created by Rita1652

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