Dirty Laundry for Dinner ? (Ropa Vieja recipe)

My hubby is half Cuban. I love when he cooks Cuban food for me. He always told me about Ropa Vieja because he loved it as a child and it means “Dirty Laundry” I found this recipe and wanted to give it a shot this week since it has bell peppers in it.

The outcome: it was very good. The meat was tender and flavorful. We served it with brown rice and tostones (fried plantains) but it would also make a great sandwich.


Ropa Vieja in a crockpot (from Allrecipes.com)*Note – based on the reviews of this recipe, I changed it around quite a bit – I’m posting what I did, click the link above to see original and reviews 2 pounds beef flank steak
6 cloves garlic
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 red bell peppers, cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 sweet onions, cut in wedges
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Place meat into slow cooker with the garlic, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir the tomato paste into the vinegar until dissolved; pour into slow cooker. Add the chopped vegetables to crockpot.

Cover, and cook on Low until the beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours; then remove beef, and shred. Place meat back in crockpot.

Cook on High about 1 to 2 hours.

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4 Responses to “Peach Champagne Sorbet with Thyme”

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — July 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

    That sorbet is seriously calling my name. I adore peach sorbet more than any other flavor. Well maybe it is a tie with mango but I just love it to bits!

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    Shannon — August 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    love the addition of thyme! this sounds amazing 🙂

    • beantownbaker — August 4th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

      The thyme really sets this sorbet apart. Hope the PMC went well for you this weekend!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Oh my, this looks delightful 🙂 i have to eat this!!

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