Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Delicious flavors come together with this shredded beef recipe!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) flank steak
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - red bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 - Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 - cup(s) green olives
  • Side: - rice**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Seed and slice the bell peppers. Slice the onion.
  2. Place the flank steak into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Add the sliced bell peppers and onions, crushed tomatoes, vinegar, cumin and green olives.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the flank steak with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Spoon the shredded beef over rice.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja over rice with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Seed and slice 2 green bell peppers and 2 red bell peppers.
  2. Slice 2 onions.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. flank steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the sliced green and red bell peppers
  • Half of the sliced onions
  • 1 - 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup green olives

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

If you can’t find flank steak, a skirt steak or other thin cut steak will work. Serve with cauli-rice for Paleo/Whole30 meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks.
Serve over rice with salad.