Slow cooking Ropa Vieja, a flavorful shredded beef and vegetable stew, yields a delicious version of the traditional Cuban recipe. It’s the perfect comfort food when served with rice or warm tortillas.
Cover and cook on low until the meat begins to fall apart (about 6 hours). Be mindful of how hot your slow cooker cooks since they all heat differently. Larger volume slow cookers will cook the same amount of food much faster than a smaller volume slow cooker.
Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired and serve.
Serve with yellow rice, Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice, or tortillas.If you prefer a sweeter version of Ropa Vieja, use a ripe red bell pepper in place of the green bell pepper.For richer flavor, add a few tablespoons of tomato paste.