Ropa Vieja is a crockpot Cuban dish, and you can make this as spicy or as mild as you like. Since it is a crockpot recipe, it is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
To begin, you are going to slice up a green bell pepper and a red bell pepper into strips, and slice up an onion.
In your crock pot, pour in a can of fire-roasted, diced tomatoes.
To that, you will add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, a quarter cup of Ketchup, 2 teaspoons of Cumin, and a pinch or 2 of salt.
Give those a little stir.
Now toss in some Jalapeno slices…up to 1/3 of a cup, depending on how hot you want this. I used 6 slices, and it wasn’t spicy at all. (I’m a wimp.)
Take a pound of skirt steak, and cut it into a couple sections, just so it fits down in the crockpot well.
Mince up 3 cloves of Garlic, and then toss everything into the crock pot.
Stir it all together.
Cook this on low for 7-8 hours. About 5 hours through, give it a gentle stir, just to make sure the meat is all down in the mixture.
After it has cooked, scoop out the meat, and shred it with forks.
Now rough-chop a cup of Green Olives, and toss those and the meat back into the crockpot, stir them in.
Serve with rice, and Enjoy!