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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What's in the crock pot today?
I chose this one as I have fresh cilantro and want to use it. [We also have the Southwestern black bean and rice salad I posted a couple of weeks ago....July 25th, I think] to work now, dinner will be ready when I come home!

Cuban Ropa Vieja
From Woman's Day November 1, 2006

Photo: Dasha Wright

2 cubanelle or Italian frying peppers, seeded and sliced
1 cup sliced onion
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 Tbsp each olive oil, cider vinegar and minced garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2-lb boneless chuck steak
1/3 cup coarsely chopped alcaparrado (we used Goya), or 1/3 cup pimiento-stuffed olives plus
2 Tbsp chopped capers
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1. Mix all ingredients except steak, alcaparrado and cilantro in a 3 1/2-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. Remove and discard bay leaf. Tear steak in shreds using the two-forks method. Return shreds to cooker; stir in alcaparrado and chopped cilantro and serve.Ropa vieja means "old clothes" in Spanish. This famous Cuban dish is so named because the shredded beef resembles clothes so worn that they fall apart. Alcaparrado means green olives, often stuffed with pimientos and capers mixed together.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just bought a new slow cooker at Target (it's red like my new kitchen) so I'm happy to get a new recipe! It's so great to start something early and have it ready for dinner! Sounds yummy!

lila said...

It was delicious!

A certain person (not me) went back for more helpings and was raving about it!

Tammy said...

Yum! I have made ropa vieja numerous times, but never in my slow cooker. We ate at a Cuban restaurant while in New York City, and fell in love with their food! I've made several Cuban recipes since, but it's ropa vieja that has stuck as a favorite! I'll have to try out this version this winter in the crock pot!

Janet said...

I love crock pot cooking! Throw it all in and forget about it. That's my kind of cooking!

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