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Ropa Vieja Crockpot 2

Crockpot Ropa Vieja

Shredded beef cooked with vegetables and tomatoes forming a delicious stew that is served over rice or tortillas.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 6 servings


  • Slow cooker/Crockpot


  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp capers, drained
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper
  • jalapeño optional


  • Season the steak with salt and pepper.
  • In the crockpot cooker, combine the diced tomatoes and their juices with the water, bell peppers, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, bay leaf and jalapeños.
  • Top with flank steak and then cover and cook on high for 5 hours or until the meat is very tender.
  • Take the the meat out and place on a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Discard the bay leaf.
  • Stir the capers and 1 tablespoon of the cilantro into the crockpot mixture.
  • Using 2 forks, shred the meat. Place the the meat back to the crockpot and stir. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Serve over rice or tortillas.
Keyword crockpot, cuban food, ropa vieja, slowcooker