Aug 02, 2015


Easy Ropa Vieja Recipe con Chipotle

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Easy Ropa Vieja Recipe con Chipotle

Easy Ropa Vieja Recipe con Chipotle

Ropa Vieja means old clothes in Spanish.  The name gives nod to the shredded results of the meat and vegetable as in old rags of clothes. This Cuban dish is pure comfort. Served over rice along with a crusty hunk of bread to soak up every last bit of the amazing sauce.  I did tweak my ropa vieja a bit to add a little Mexican flair with chipotle peppers in adobo.  Enjoy this hearty dish any day of the week with the help from the crock pot.

Add depth to your Ropa Vieja Recipe

Chipotle peppers in adobo add a depth of smoky flavor to any dish. They can be found in the Latin section of your grocery store.  Store leftover chiles in fridge for up to a month or freeze for up to six months.

Easy Ropa Vieja Recipe con Chipotle

Easy Ropa Vieja Recipe con Chipotle

by Vianney Rodriguez

Serves 4

  • 1 ½ pound flank steak
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1-15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons, chopped pimiento stuffed olives

In a crock pot add tomatoes, vinegar, diced chipotle, adobo sauce, garlic, bay leaf, cumin, salt and pepper.

Stir to combine.

Add flank steak, onions and bell peppers.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Shred meat with 2 forks, add olives and serve.



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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage. On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico! Check her out at her blog,!

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