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October 29, 2011

Taste of Home Easy Ropa Vieja Stew

This is my favorite time of year. I love when the weather turns colder, the leaves fall and I pull out my crockpot. With two busy boys my life times to be chaotic at the best of times, and especially around dinner. I love how my crockpot can help me make delicious meals that I can prep, put in the slowcooker and the rest is done for me. Crockpot cooking is especially helpful during the cooler months, when a hot home cooked meal provides welcome relief from the cold weather outdoors. During the fall and winter months I normally use my slowcooker about once or twice a week. I've tried just about every type of crockpot meal and I was surprised when I saw a recipe for Easy Ropa Vieja Stew in the November issue of Taste of Home magazine, which looked different than any slowcooker recipe I had tried before.

This recipe has 15 ingredients. It makes 8 servings and takes approximately 25 minutes of prep and 6 hours of cooking. All the ingredients were easy to find at my local grocery store and I didn't have to make any modifications. Be very careful when de-seeding the habanero pepper, it is very hot and will burn your eyes if the oils makes contact with them. I served the finished stew with rice, but it would also be delicious served alone. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written, with no modifications.

I was very pleased with the taste of this finished stew. My whole family enjoyed this recipe, even my two young sons. It made more than enough for leftovers, and it re-heated well the next day for my husbands lunch. A great, easy crockpot recipe perfect for the cooler months ahead.

For the recipe go to Easy Ropa Vieja Stew.

11 comments:

  1. Oh, we love making Ropa Vieja in our crockpot too! I first discovered it in 2009 and now it's a family favorite. It's really good with a side of black beans and some tortillas. Never made it with olives or habaneros though.

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  2. @Lisa I had never tried it with the habaneros and olives, but it seemed to work well! I always serve it with tortillas also, yummy :)

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  3. This looks like the perfect fall/winter hearty meal.

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  4. @P It is a great fall/winter meal! Followed you back :)

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  5. I have never heard of this before but it certainly looks good! Have a great Sunday and week.

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  6. I've never had this. I love crockpot dishes too!;)

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  7. @Judy It does taste great :) Have a great week also!

    @Mommy Crockpot dishes are the best!

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  8. Thanks for joining my followers list. I returned the favour. I must say all these pictures of your creations are making my tummy growl! They look delish!! :)

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  9. @Chelsea Thanks for the sweet comments :)

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  10. Thanks for joining my blog hop! I love Ropa Vieja, I'll be sure to try!

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  11. @Erica I hope you like it when you try it :)

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