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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
Servings: 10 servings


Ropa Vieja - Cuban Shredded Beef

  • 2-2 ½ 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
  • ½ 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 http://littlespicejar.com/cuban-shredded-beef-slow-cooker/
Cook time will vary depending on thickness of the meat.
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE check out my Classic Cuban Sandwich too!