Slow Cooker Cuban Shredded Beef Ropa Vieja
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Slow Cooker Cuban Shredded Beef (Ropa Vieja)

Slow Cooker Cuban Shredded Beef, also known as Ropa Vieja, is a simple savory recipe when you are looking for a flavorful dinner to simmer all day long while you worry about more important things.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: cuban shredded beef, ropa vieja
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Fox Valley Foodie


Ropa Vieja - Cuban Shredded Beef

  • 2-2 1/2 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 6 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 4 oz can chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • cilantro white rice, cuban-style black beans, and tortillas (optional)


  • Add all ingredients for the Cuban Shredded Beef into a slow cooker and cook on high for six hours, or until beef is tender and falling apart.
  • Shred beef.
  • Serve on top of white rice, black beans and sprinkled with cilantro. Tortillas are optional.


This recipe was inspired from
Cook time will vary depending on thickness of the meat.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE check out my Classic Cuban Sandwich too!