Cuban Beef Stew Ropa Vieja (slow Cooker) Recipe | Yummly

Cuban Beef Stew Ropa Vieja (slow Cooker)

Yummly User: "Really good and easy to make. Though a bit bland…" Read More


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat (cut in 1-2 inch chunks)
  • 1 green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 garlic bulb (peeled and minced)
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes (unsalted)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium36% DV860mg
    Fat5% DV3.5g
    Protein10% DV5g
    Carbs7% DV20g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories120Calories from Fat35
    Total Fat3.5g5%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat35
    Total Carbohydrate20g7%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C230%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User 6 months ago
    I am Cuban and I can see things are off here. This recipe usually is made with just one not 3 peppers usually green but red is fine. It also calls for a yellow onion. Definitely way to much fresh garlic. Plus we usually use tomato puree and tomato paste to make is extra saucy. Also, it is missing EVOO. And everyone is right more spices add garlic powder and onion powder. Also, if you are going to boil the meat which was typically done in my house you must use the remaining liquids to make an out of this world soup. That soup is the best right before eating he ropa vieja with rice and fried plantains.
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    Really good and easy to make. Though a bit bland is my only complaint. I’ll be adding more spices to enhance the kick.
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    Double the spices! Love it :)
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    I next time, triple the spice it still came out bland.
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    My husband and 2/3 kids liked this. We only had 1 lb of stew meat so we did modify slightly, including using a 15 oz can of tomatoes since my husband doesn't always follow directions. ;) It was still pretty saucy. I cut down garlic but left the other spices the same. Then used about 3/4 of each pepper. My husband ate it over cilantro lime rice and I served my children's in a tortilla.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Followed the recipe exactly as written. Garlic isn’t as much of an issue as is the lack of spices. It’s a little bland. Also, I took the recommendation to use stew meat rather than traditional flank steak. Don’t do that, it’s a noticeable difference when trying to shred, which raises my next point. In addition to increasing or adding spices, add more meat. I had to keep fishing for cubes of meat to shred and ultimately gave up and served the meat cubed.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Coming from someone who loves garlic, I think a whole bulb was a bit overpowering, especially since there weren’t many spices that went into play. To me, it just tastes like tomato and garlic. Try a half of a bulb of garlic and probably double the spices.
    Yummly User a year ago
    perfect meal for a cold, snowy day.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Added a bit more spices, but definitely a new family fave!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Very bland. Was excited to try it and disappointed.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Good recipe...just might have to add a little more seasoning next time.
    Yummly User a year ago
    I doubled down on the spices. Best ever!