Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ropa Vieja Slow Cooker Recipe!

Ok, ok, I know that's a pic of DD3's Dora Plate.
I snapped a pic of my plate as we were eating the other night and she insisted I snap one of her plate as well.
I'm lucky she did because both pics looked good on the little screen on the camera, but when I uploaded the pic of my plate it left a lot to be desired.  I would go so far as to say you might lose your appetite!  Luckily, the picture of her plate was decent enough to use and does a little better justice to this delicious recipe/meal.

Ropa Vieja
Serves 6-Prep Time 10 minutes

1 Flank Steak (1.5lbs)
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 med. green bell pepper, chopped
1 jar ( 1lb 10oz) Ragu Chunky Pasta Sauce
1/2 c beef broth or water
1 can (4oz) chopped green chilies drained
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1. Season Steak with salt and pepper. Heat Olive Oil in skillet over med-high heat. Cook Steak 3-4 minutes or until just browned.
2. Combine pasta sauce, green pepper, green chilies, and red pepper flakes in slow cooker.  Add Steak, covering with broth or water.
3. Cook on LOW 8-10 hours or HIGH 4-6 hours or until meat is fork tender.  With 2 forks, shred meat.  Return meat to sauce and heat through.

~ I like to use fresh chilies and we add a bit more than the 4oz equivalent as well as a bit more of the red pepper flakes.  We like it a little hot!
~I also add Green Olives toward the end (long enough to heat through), which add a nice zing here and there!



Suz said...

From the pic I would've guessed BBQ :) Looks good! Might have to try that one.

Noelle said...

I can see how it could be mistaken for BBQ!
I had it for the first time over the summer at this great restaurant called NEW WORLD HOME COOKING in Saugerties, NY (Woodstock, NY). It's a nice easy dish with stuff that is most often in the pantry! This is the second recipe I've tried and was far superb to the first one! Love it!

Shawanda said...

Now, that looks good. I've never cooked flank steak before, but my slow cooker almost makes me feel invincible. I'll have to pick some up from the supermarket next time it goes on sale.

Noelle said...

I use whatever beef I've found on sale and it never fails!

Candi said...

Great use for jarred sauce. I have tons from couponing!