Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja, Spanish for “old clothes,” is a dish consisting of stewed beef with vegetables. Serve this Cuban inspired dish with rice and black beans on the side.

Traditional Ropa Vieja

2 lbs beef flank steak or skirt steak
1 Tbsp cooking oil
1 can (14 oz) gluten free beef broth
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 small onion, cut into thin strips
1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes

Put cooking oil in large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; when oil is hot, add beef and quickly brown on both sides; turn heat off, remove meat from skillet, and set aside.

Add all ingredients to skillet, stirring to combine and get browned bits off bottom of skillet.

Pour mixture into crockpot, then set browned beef on top, spooning the mixture over the top of the beef to coat well.

Turn crockpot on LOW, cover, and cook for 8 to 9 hours or until beef is tender.

You can shred the beef and serve it rolled in gluten free tortillas, or spooned over greens such as shredded lettuce or shredded cabbage for a low carb dinner. Or serve over rice with a side of black beans.

Will serve 4 to 8

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