One of the best things about cooler weather is the fact that I can make hearty one pot meals- including my favorite: ropa vieja. The name, which translates to “old clothes” refers to the shredded meat and peppers which look like strands of old clothes, get it?
While no one version exists,the main idea tends to be the same: braised beef, peppers, onion and tomatoes. I threw all the ingredients for this recipe in my slow cooker on low for about 6 hours and it was heavenly. Another great bonus about this dish besides being filling and minimal clean up, is that it is a budget friendly dinner.
The meat used is not an expensive cut and since it’s mixed with vegetables in a tomato sauce, a little meat can go a long way. I don’t know what version this is recipe for ropa vieja is, but I would have it lean toward the Cuban version. Either way it’s delicious, easy and perfect on a fall night.
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 120 min
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