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Slow Cooker Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers

Slow-Cooker Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers
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  1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, oregano, cumin, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Nestle the steak among the vegetables. Cook, covered, until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily, on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.
  2. Twenty-five minutes before serving, cook the rice according to the package directions.
  3. Using two forks, shred the beef and mix it into the cooking liquid. Serve with the rice and top with the avocado and cilantro.
By December, 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 556
  • Fat 17g
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 56mg
  • Sodium 883mg
  • Protein 44g
  • Carbohydrate 55g
  • Fiber 7g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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This stew is a take on the hearty Cuban dish ropa viejo. The name means “old clothes” in Spanish, as the strips of meat and colorful vegetables are said to resemble a jumble of rags. Flank steak is traditional, but you can also use chuck.

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