Moist and flavorful shredded beef or ropa vieja is a Cuban dish featuring a tomato based broth seasoned with cumin and green olives. This simple crock pot dish is the ultimate comfort food. Recipe is gluten free, paleo, dairy free, soy free, and keto.
Add all the ingredients to the crock pot (save the cilantro for garnish). Set to "low" for 8 hours and close the lid. The beef is ready when you can easily shred with a fork. You can easily do this inside the crock pot (no need to take the beef out).
Serve the shredded beef with the broth while hot with chopped cilantro. Leftovers can be transferred to containers and stored in the fridge.
Optional Vegetable Additions
Ropa vieja means "old clothes" which refers to the idea of colorful rags. For more color and more vegetables, you can add sliced bell pepper or diced tomato.