Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja – A Taste of Cuba

Nov 11, 2021


Welcome to Cell-U-Rite Naturals USA, your go-to resource for high-quality food and supplements. In this blog post, we are excited to share with you our mouthwatering recipe for Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja. Originating from Cuba, this flavorful and hearty dish will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Havana. Let's dive into the magical world of Cuban cuisine!

What is Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja?

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja is a traditional Cuban dish that literally translates to "old clothes" in Spanish. Don't let the name fool you, though. This dish is anything but old or dull! Ropa Vieja is made with tender, slow-cooked beef that is shredded and simmered with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and aromatic spices. The result is a rich and savory stew that will have you coming back for seconds.

The Perfect Slow Cooker Recipe

At Cell-U-Rite Naturals USA, we believe in creating delicious and healthy recipes that are easy to prepare. Our Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja recipe is no exception. With just a few simple ingredients and a trusty slow cooker, you can enjoy an authentic taste of Cuba right in your own kitchen. Let's get started!


  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the beef chuck roast on all sides until nicely seared. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté the sliced onion, green bell pepper, and red bell pepper until they begin to soften. Add the minced garlic and continue cooking for another minute.
  3. Transfer the sautéed vegetables to your slow cooker. Place the seared beef chuck roast on top.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the crushed tomatoes, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, dried oregano, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the beef and vegetables in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8 hours or on high heat for 4-6 hours, until the beef is tender and easily shreds.
  6. Once the beef is cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and shred it using two forks.
  7. Return the shredded beef to the slow cooker and stir it into the sauce. Let it cook for an additional 15-30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  8. Serve the Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja over steamed rice or with warm tortillas. Garnish with fresh cilantro for an added burst of freshness.
  9. Enjoy your homemade Cuban delight!

Why Choose Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja?

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja is not only a delicious and satisfying meal, but it also offers several health benefits. By using high-quality beef from Cell-U-Rite Naturals USA, you ensure that you're getting the essential nutrients your body needs. Beef is a great source of protein, iron, and B-vitamins, which promote muscle growth, support red blood cell production, and boost energy levels.


At Cell-U-Rite Naturals USA, we are passionate about providing you with the best food and supplement options. Our Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja recipe is a testament to our commitment to both taste and nutrition. Try this authentic Cuban dish and let your taste buds be captivated by the robust flavors and tender beef. Don't wait any longer – start cooking and embark on a culinary journey to Cuba today!

Maria Girald
Mmm, can't wait to try this recipe! 😋 Love exploring new culinary adventures! 🌮🌴🇨🇺
Nov 12, 2023
Daniel Groves
Yummy Cuban vibes! 🇨🇺😋
Nov 8, 2023