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Ropa Vieja


Last updated 1/26/2021 at 2:57pm

The name of this Latin-style braised beef literally means "old clothes," because the meat is cooked until it's so tender it can be shredded into what resembles a pile of rags.

1/2 cup drained, sliced, pickled jalapeno chiles

3 red, orange and/or yellow peppers, cut into 1/4-inch-wide slices

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 large (12-ounce) onion, cut in half and sliced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 bay leaf


2 (1 3/4 pounds each) beef flank steaks

1 can (14 1/2-ounce) whole tomatoes in juice

Warm tortillas (optional)

1. In 6- to 6 1/2-quart slow-cooker bowl, sti...

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