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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8 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Dip”

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    Kerstin — May 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Looks yummy AND pretty healthy! I love roasted red peppers!

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    Stephanie Wagner — May 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Who can resist a good dip?! I was just given some hot sauce straight from Mexico and this seems like the perfect test drive for it. Great pics too!

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    Julie — May 6, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Yummo…looks amazing!

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 6, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Finally, a lactose tolerating recipe I want to make!! Such a teaser reading my google reader. I just made Dori’s eggplant dip and added WAY to much garlic, even as a garlic fanatic, it can be too much at a certain point. Bookmarking this, thanks.

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    Soli Deo Gloria — May 6, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Hello Jen! The pretty cupcake iron-on sticker arrived! and thank you, thank you very much! My daughter loved it! Still have to get a nice shirt to go with it. I will post about it and let you know! 🙂 Thanks!

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    Colleen — May 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    This looks so delicious and a cinch to make!

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    Netts Nook — May 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    What a fun dip I have my jar of pepper and garlic ready. Thanks for sharing.

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    themilkmanswife — May 9, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Glad you enjoyed this! Looks great!

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