Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Paleo Primate


This is a traditional Cuban dish. As a child, I always found it absolutely hilarious that I was eating what translated to "old clothes." My family traditionally served ropa vieja with plantains (usually maduros) , black beans, and rice, but of course rice and beans are out for me now, so I either eat it plain or over some riced cauliflower.


  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast Traditionally calls for flank steak, but I've been using chuck and it comes out great!
  • 2 medium bell peppers green and/or red
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar balsamic or apple cider vinegar will work in a pinch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4-8 cloves garlic
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 6 oz tomato paste (small can)


  1. Cut the peppers and onion into thin slices. Place everything into the slow cooker. I usually put some of the vegetables on the bottom,...
  2. Get the full instructions at Paleo Primate
Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

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