Posts Tagged ‘beef’
I have always been a little skeptical of this meal based on its name. I decided to go ahead and give it a try though. I have been looking for more crock pot meals and this kept coming up in my searches. Oh, for those of you who don’t know, Ropa Vieja means Old Clothes. Ew.
I started by putting 4lbs of chuck roast into the crock pot. You can use steak or stew meat but chuck roast cooks so well and shreds best after being cooked.
I poured 2 cups of beef broth, 8 oz of tomato sauce from a can and fire roasted tomatoes (14.5 oz can) over the beef.
The fresh ingredients came next…1 large onion chopped, 2 green bell peppers chopped or sliced, and 4 garlic cloves chopped. These get added to the mix. You can do all of your chopping the night before if you want to save time in the morning.
Add a small can of tomato paste along with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and white vinegar. Flavor the mixture with dried cumin and fresh chopped cilantro. In my super scientific measuring methods, I would estimate about a palm full of cumin and about the same amount of cilantro.
Give it all a stir and let it cook on low all day. You can also cook it on high for 4-5 hours. Serve over rice and enjoy! Very Yummy. I want to try it again with fresh tomatoes and home-made sauce next time but over all, I loved it.
4 lbs of chuck roast
2 cups beef broth
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped or sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
ground cumin to tast (palm full)
fresh cilanto chopped (about a palm full)
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs white vinegar
Combine all ingredients. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Serve over rice.