Cuban Ropa Vieja with Black Beans

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “cuban”. When I first saw the theme, I immediately thought sandwiches and pork so I wanted to explore a little more. This came out really good but there is definitely a better way to cook the beans but I was being really lazy.

Also, I was told adding cheese to the top of the meat was not very cuban but it was delicious so I did it anyway and do not care.

  • Servings: 6-serving
  • Time: 495 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Summary

  • Cuisine: cuban
  • Course: main course
  • Cooking Time: 495 mins

Ingredients

Ropa Vieja
1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
2 lbs Beef
1 Cup Beef Broth
1 8 oz Tomato Sauce Cans
1 Onion
1 Green Bell Pepper
3 Cloves Garlic
1 6 oz Tomato Paste Cans
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Fresh Cilantro
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
Black Beans
1 lb Black Beans
1 Onion
1 Green Bell Pepper
6 Cloves Garlic
5 Cups Water
1 6 oz Tomato Paste Cans
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon White Sugar
1 teaspoon Black Pepper (about 20 cranks)

Steps

  1. Heat Canola Oil over medium-high heat. Brown the Beef on each side (about 4 minutes per side).
  2. Meanwhile, slice the Onion, slice and seed the Green Bell Pepper, and mince the Garlic.
  3. Transfer Beef to slow cooker. Pour in the Beef Broth and Tomato Sauce. Add the Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Garlic, Tomato Paste, Cumin, Cilantro, Olive Oil, and Vinegar. Stir well, cover, and cook on low 8 – 10 hours.
  4. Pour out Black Beans on a baking dish to pick out any rocks or bad beans. Rinse the beans with water.
  5. Chop the Onion, seed and chop the Green Bell Peeper, and mince the Garlic.
  6. In a second slow cooker, combine the Black Beans, Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Garlic, Water, Tomato Paste, Vinegar, Salt, White Sugar, and Black Pepper. Stir well, cover, and cook about 8 hours or until the beans are soft.

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