Sunday Slow Cooker: Ropa Vieja

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257 CALORIES 7g CARBS 10g FAT 35g PROTEIN
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Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(5 Old SmartPoints™)
(6 PointsPlus®)
I am a sucker for a good food story. Stone soup gets me pretty much every time. So when I began researching where the name Ropa Vieja came from, which literally means “old clothes” in Spanish, my heart melted when I read this story. According to folklore…there was once a very poor man who wanted to plan a special meal for his family who was coming home from a long journey. With no food to be found in his home and no money to purchase food, he went to his closet and gathered some old clothes. He then begin to cook these old clothes in a stew, pouring his love into the stew as he stirred and prepared for his family to return. When his family finally arrived, the old clothes had magically transformed into a wonderful beef stew. I mean c’mon. So sweet. So today I am happy to share my love with all of you with this simple, homey recipe for Ropa Vieja.

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The Recipe

Sunday Slow Cooker: Ropa Vieja

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 5 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 lb lean flank steak, trimmed of fat
  • 1 U green pepper
  • 1 U yellow pepper
  • 1 U onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 U bay leaf
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 cup nonfat beef broth
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt

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Instructions

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Spray your crockpot with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner.

1

Add everything to the crockpot and stir together.

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Cook on low for around 8 hours. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on your crock pot.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2/3 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257
Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 4g
20%
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 104mg
35%
Sodium 311mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

Optional: 3 tbsp. sliced green olives or 1 tbsp. capers
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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