Ropa Vieja Recipe

A traditional Cuban recipe of shredded meat in a rich sauce.
Ropa Vieja


1. Original PAM® anti-stick spray
2. 1½ pounds of beef skirt meat, cut into large pieces
3. 1 bay leaf
4. 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
5. ½ teaspoon dried oregano
6. ½ teaspoon of salt
7. ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
8. 1 cup chopped red onion
9. ¾ cup of chopped green pepper
10. 3 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
11. 1 can (14.5 ounces) of cubed tomatoes, drained
12. 1 can (8 ounces) of tomato sauce


1. Spray a 4-quart slow cooker with the cooking spray. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook everything at low temperature for 8 hours and then at high temperature for 4 more hours, or until the meat is tender.
2. Remove the bay leaf. Remove the meat from the pot and crumble with the help of two forks. Put the meat back in the pot and stir well to mix with the sauce.
3. Serve with white rice.


This rich dish, is common at times of parties, or in restaurants, the beef in Cuba is prohibited, but you can eat in private restaurants

Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 12 hours
Number of Servings: 6
Yield: 6
Style: Latin American

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