Cuban Ropa Vieja

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      11 hr

Appears in
I Love My Slow Cooker

By Beverly LeBlanc

Published 2012

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Flank steak is the ideal cut for this rich stew. The recipe is called ‘old clothes’, because the tender, succulent steak is shredded like rags just before serving.


  • 700 g/1 lb 9 oz flank steak, halved lengthways, then quartered
  • 2


Season the steak with salt and pepper and leave to one side. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, add the peppers and onion and fry, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, cinnamon and cloves and stir for a further 1–2 minutes until the onions are softened.

Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, bay leaf and chilli and season lightly