Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ½ lb flank steak
  • Salt as
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 6.5 oz jar diced pimento peppers
  • 1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ½ cup pimento stuffed green olives
  • White rice
  • Grilled plantains
  • Black beans
  • Turn on the Sauté function at 320°F for 30 Minutes and add the olive oil. Cut the flank steak into large slabs that fit within the inner pot. Season liberally with salt on all sides.
  • Sear each flank steak for about 5 Minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Set aside when done and repeat until all steaks are complete.
  • Return the meat to the pot. Add the onion, garlic, cumin seeds, peppers, whole peeled tomatoes, and beef broth. Stir to ensure everything is evenly coated.
  • Place the lid on top and Slow Cook on High for 4 Hours 30 Minutes, or on Low for 9 Hours.
  • After the time is done, shred the meat with a fork. Add in the halved green olives, and season to taste. Serve with white rice, grilled plantains, and black beans.
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