Slow Cooker Vegetarian Ropa Vieja - Slender Kitchen
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271
Calories 
29g
Carbs 
5g
Fat 
33g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Ropa vieja has always been one of my favorite Cuban dishes and it's one of my go-to dishes to make for a dinner party since the slow cooker does most of the work for you. However when recently faced with coming up with a vegetarian version for a friend's potluck, I had no idea where to start. The dinner was a vegetarian Cuban themed get together and she was counting on me for a main dish. After lots of research, I found this delicious recipe from Robin Robertson and couldn't have been happier with the results. The seitan and mushrooms add a meaty texture and the spices and tomatoes round out the dish nicely. With some rice and plantains, it's the perfect Cuban meal.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Ropa Vieja

1
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 U onion, sliced thin
  • 1 U green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 U red pepper, sliced thin
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1.5 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1.5 lbs seitan, shredded or very thinly sliced
  • 6 U portobello mushrooms caps, sliced thin
  • 1.5 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 U bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1 061mg
46%
Total Carbohydrate 29g
9%
Dietary Fiber 8g
34%
Sugars 10g
Protein 33g

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers. Cook for 6-8 minutes until tender. Add the garlic, tomato paste, and cumin. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add this to the slow cooker along with all the remaining ingredients, except the cilantro. Stir together and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. Serve with fresh cilantro.
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Notes

Consider adding green olives which are traditional in some ropa vieja dishes.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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