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Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja Tostadas

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 0 min
  • Servings 6
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We paired ropa vieja with tostadas for a Mexican twist on the Cuban stew. Let your slow cooker do the work.

Yvette Marquez Recipe by Yvette Marquez
November 5, 2013

Ingredients

Ropa Vieja

1 1/2
lb beef skirt steak
1
bay leaf
1 1/2
teaspoons ground coriander
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1
cup chopped red onion
1
cup chopped green bell pepper
3
cloves garlic
1/2
cup green olives, sliced
1
tablespoon capers
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce

Shells

1
package (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ tostada shells (12 shells)

Toppings, if desired

3
ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, sliced
2
cups crumbled queso fresco cheese (8 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Spray 6-quart slow cooker. Place Ropa Vieja ingredients in slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 2 Discard bay leaf. Remove beef from slow cooker; pull into shreds with 2 forks. Return beef to slow cooker; stir to combine with liquid.
  • 3 To assemble, place each tostada shell on serving plate; spoon ropa vieja on shell. Top with avocado and cheese.

Expert Tips

Ropa vieja also makes a delicious filling in tacos, burritos and enchiladas. It's great on nachos and salads, too.

This meat freezes and reheats well. It's a great thing to have on hand for a quick meal.

For a family dinner or a big party, this makes a delicious meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
701.7
% Daily Value
Total Fat
49.2g
76%
Saturated Fat
17.4g
87%
Cholesterol
112.3mg
37%
Sodium
1091.0mg
46%
Total Carbohydrate
33.0g
11%
Dietary Fiber
9.3g
37%
Sugars
6.5g
Protein
36.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
45.20%
45%
Calcium
31.60%
32%
Iron
22.80%
23%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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