Authentic Cuban ropa vieja literally translated it means "old clothes" due to its shredded appearance. This rather unappetizing moniker conjures up images of someone's old T-shirt or distressed jeans laying on a plate. Let me tell you, this dish is nothing short of delicious. The blend of spices and the way the meat falls apart will make your mouth water as it cooks and fills your entire house with a delicious aroma. Although the meat will cook down considerably, you will still end up with a fair amount of meat. This is a great slow cooker recipe.
Place the meat in the slow cooker and add water. Place all vegetables and the spices in the slow cooker and stir.
Cover and let it cook for about 6 hours. Flip the beef over half way through.
Also make sure to poke meat with a fork to check for tenderness.
When the meat falls apart and it is fork tender, it is done. Add salt to taste, serve with rice and a side of tostones. Enjoy!!!
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