Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

As I dietitian I am always thinking about what I eat.  What am I going to eat?  What did I eat today?  What's in that?  Food, food, food.  But I also like my food fast, fast, fast.

I like simple recipes based on fresh ingredients.  Hence why this RD blog isn't full of beautiful recipes and photos.  My recipes are more like simple instructions.  I know y'all love me anyway, but sometimes I feel guilty for not filling the typical RD blogger responsibilities.  So today we have a recipe that brings BIG flavor with minimal work and utilizes a great kitchen tool, the crockpot.

As I mentioned before I rarely eat beef, but I have been craving it recently, so I decided to use lean flank steak from Laura's Lean Beef in this recipe.  This recipe might work with chicken...I'm not sure but you could totally try.
Crock Pot Ropa Vieja
1 - 1.5 pounds of skirt or flank steak
1 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 green bell peppers, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of ketchup
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of Goya Sofrito
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano

1. Cut all vegetables.  This can be done the night before to save am prep.
2. Combine tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, Sofrito, and spices.
3. Fill crockpot by layering vegetables, meat, then sauce on top.  Cook for 8 -10 hours in crock pot on low.  Shred 30 minutes prior to serving.
This is a great meal to serve over brown rice or quinoa like we used.  You can also use tortillas to make a yummy burrito or eat it plain to cut carbs for a lighter dinner.  I also topped mine with diced avocado and tomatoes.

Another bonus of this meal is that leftovers could be frozen for lunches or dinners at a later time.  It's just a big iron-filled win!

What's your favorite crock pot meal?

Love and lean red meats in moderation,
Carissa & Kyle

ps - Since this post was originally uploaded on a Wednesday, I'm sharing it to Jenn's Link up on Peas & Crayons.  Stop by to check out other bloggers eats!


  1. My favorite crockpot meal is my Carolina-style BBQ chicken. So yummy! Pinning this recipe to try the next time we get flank steak!

    1. mmm - what's in the chicken? I love Carolina BBQ.

  2. Duplicate rolex designer watches can be bought in several distinct tag heuer replica uk along with habits. The many writing instruments are produced using excellent resources including 18k platinum, silver precious metal, us platinum along with important jewels. The result in the greatest resources applied is obviously dazzling. Yet another wonderful attribute that creates these kind of dog pens interesting will be the excellent skiing conditions given legend molded company logo involving Montblanc. Your rolex replica sale is in reality a sailing legend molded precious stone inserted inside hat in the compose. This is the actually interesting attribute that will grabs a person's eye coming from all. The many dog pens via Montblanc go with your current proper grip effectively plus the easy nib glides in the cardstock which are producing hublot replica in your case. Brother firms on this company individual a lot of high-class makes including hublot replica uk. MontBlanc honor dog pens string is often a enormous reach one of several compose buffs. This specific string involves water fall compose, roller soccer ball compose, ballpoint compose.

  3. a new name UK Replica watches “Boutique” BR-X1 limited edition watch, design on the continuation of the style appearance, including signs of Watches Replica square watchcase and durable rubber strap etc. Designer handbags This watch is the biggest characteristic of red translucent dial with metallic red buttons, dials can be seen Replica Rolex Watches through the automatic movement inside the perplexing, instantly set off the movement style movement. In addition, the pointer is also used for handbag replica .


Your comments make me smile! :)