Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 Tbs. sherry vinegar
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 Tbs. drained, rinsed, and chopped capers
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 medium shallots, thinly sliced (1-½ cups)
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    • 3 lb. flank steak
    • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • Kosher salt
    • ¾ cup chopped pitted green olives
    • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes with juice
    • 3 medium yellow bell peppers, cored, seeded, and chopped (about 3 cups)

In a 6-quart slow cooker, stir together the tomatoes, bell pepper, shallots, olives, capers, garlic, oregano, cumin, black pepper, 1/2 tsp. salt, and the bay leaves. Cut the flank steak in half with the grain, then cut each of these halves into thirds across the grain. Nestle the pieces of beef ...

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