Slow cooker recipes are perfect for summertime dinners. Your kitchen doesn’t get hot AND it’s a much better for your body than grilling
Next time you have guests over for a summer dinner, try this Ropa Vieja It’s great with a cucumber and goat cheese salad! enjoy!
Recipe from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grains
- 2lbs flank steak, cut into 6 pieces
- 2 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
- 1 yellow onion, sliced
- 2 jalapenos, seeded and sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 (18-ounce ) can diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 bay leaf
- 2.5 tsp pink himalayan sea salt
- 1/4 cup green olives
Place all of the ingredients except the olives in a slow cooker, with the beef on the bottom.
Cover and cook, undisturbed for 7 hours. Add the olives and cook an additional hour
Once done, shred the meat with 2 forks and return to the sauce before serving.
**pro tip – double this and have extra for 2 extra evenings for you and yours. (put ingredients in an aritight container, keep in fridge and put it in the slow cooker) – cook it for your friends and the next day or a couple later- simply toss in the crockpot to make more.
I often do this and simply reheat in a pan quickly for a busy night dinner. I add about 1.5 cup spinach to the Ropa Vieja 1 min before it’s done to get in more veg then Add some gluten free toast, with avocado (my fav is Food for Life, seed muffins) .