I am joining Dining with Debbie for Crockpot Wednesday today!
This is a super easy crockpot recipe that has made it into the "keepers file" of loose recipes. Well, now it has a home in a plastic sleeve in the notebook.
This recipe states it serves 4. Time to put together is 15 minutes. Total cook time is 8 to 10 hours on Low in Crock Pot. What could be simpler........
Ropa Vieja means “Old Clothes” in Spanish. This dish is so named because the shredded beef resembled clothes so worn... they fall apart.
Here's what you'll need........
2 peppers, seeded and sliced
1 cup sliced onions
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
¼ cup tomato paste
1 Tbsp. each Olive oil, cider vinegar, minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon saat
1 ½ pounds boneless chuck steak
1/3 cup pimento stuffed olives and 2 Tbsp. capers
Mix all ingredients except steak, olives and peppers in a slow cooker. Top with steak.
Turn steak over to coat with mixture.
Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until steak is very tender.
To save myself time in the morning I had the non-refrigerated ingredients set out on the counter. I had premeasured the spices in a tiny dish. At 6:15 AM this was a good thing because I didn’t need to fumble with measuring spoons.
Just before you pull the beef out to shred it, start frying the maduras and get a pot of black beans simmering. Add a little lime to the black beans...it's good.
Transfer steak to cutting board. Remove and discard bay leaf. Tear steak into shreds using two forks. Return shards to cooker and add olives and capers if you’d like.
We also had Real Sangria (not great), maduras and black beans.
Okay...you can have a bite of baguette!
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