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Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef)

Slow cooked, savory shredded beef with tomato, garlic and onion sauce
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Beef, Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban, Keto, Latin
Keyword: Beef, Low-carb, Slow cooked, Sofrito
Servings: 6



  • Place beef and Old Havana Foods Sofrito Authentic Cuban Cooking Sauce in slow cooker bag. Mix to coat.
  • Close bag with twist tie. Cook on low setting until very tender, about:
    - 10 to 12 hours for beef brisket
    - 7 to 8 hours for short ribs and skirt steak
  • Spoon fat off liquid and discard. Shred meat and toss with sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Eaten with cauliflower "rice" this could fit into a low-carb (Keto friendly) diet. Approximately 1/6 of the recipe contains:
600 calories, 38 g fat, 42 g protein, 8g carbs.
Nutrition was calculated using Living Cookbook V 1.5, and USDA nutrition data for beef brisket, trimmed to 1/8" fat, raw. Feel free to make your own calculations.