How to Make Ropa Vieja in the Slow Cooker


  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 15 ounce can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon organic tomato paste
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 small green pepper diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon organic pure cane sugar optional
  • sea salt and ground pepper
  • 3 pound flank steak
  • 1/2 cup pitted and sliced green olives
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


  1. In the bottom of the slow cooker, combine the broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, green pepper, garlic, cumin, oregano, and sugar. Stir to create a sauce.
  2. Lay flank steak on top of the sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove steak from slow cooker. Add apple cider vinegar and olives to the sauce and stir.
  5. Shred steak with two forks. Return to the slow cooker and toss with the sauce before serving.