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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16 Responses to “Butternut Squash Lasagna Rolls”

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    Pam — November 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    These look great – I did a pumpkin lasagna a while ago and loved it so I know these have to be amazing!

    Pam @ From Apples to Zucchini

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    Kris @ everywhereorange.com — November 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    the rolls are so cute!!! they look delicious!

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    Lauren — November 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I have been bookmarking all of your butternut squash recipes, but this one is going to the top of the list! The goat cheese is the perfect flavor accompaniment.

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    Megan — November 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Yay! Another recipe to add to my to-make list. It’s great that you can freeze this because my fiance doesn’t like butternut squash. I can make the whole thing for myself and take it for lunches!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    So delicious! I’m loving this week long butternut squash event…so many tasty recipes!

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    We Are Not Martha — November 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Awesome and delicious-looking idea! I love lasagna that’s different from the typical and butternut squash is perfect!

    Sues

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    Megan — November 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve never though of squash rolled up in lasagna noodles–love the idea!!

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    tobias kocht! — November 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Delicious use of the squash. I love this lasagna rolls.

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    oneordinaryday — November 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I like lasagna rolls too – so much more fun than a traditional lasagna. I like the simplicity of this recipe too. Sounds delicious. I’d love to see you improve Martha’s butternut mac and cheese!!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    These lasagna rolls look ADORABLE! I love the idea of a freezer meal party!

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    Shannon — November 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    what a fabulous idea for freezer meals! and these sound DELISH 🙂

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    Cara — November 23, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I made these again a few weeks ago – I almost forgot how delicious they are! I love that you subbed in the Greek yogurt and goat cheese, mmm 🙂

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    Jill — January 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I’m making a meatless alternative with a spinach bechamel sauce… Although I do love bacon…

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      That sounds delicious. Let me know how it turns out!

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    Theresa — November 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Do you have any idea of the calorie count in these? They look phenomenal!

    • beantownbaker — November 7th, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

      Sorry I don’t calculate nutritional information for my recipes. There are some online tools that you can use to do so yourself if you’re interested.

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