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Healthy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja with Baked Plantain Chips

A lightened-up version of the classic Cuban dish, Ropa Vieja. So easy to make, just add all ingredients to the slow cooker in the morning and dinner will be done when you get home. The baked plantains are a tasty take on their fried counterparts.

Healthy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja with Baked Plantain Chips

Healthy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja with Baked Plantain Chips

A lightened-up version of the classic Cuban dish, Ropa Vieja. So easy to make, just add all ingredients to the slow cooker in the morning and dinner will be done when you get home. 

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Healthy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound lean flank steak

Baked Plantain Chips

  • 2 firm green plantains, peeled, cut diagonally into slices
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

Instructions

Healthy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

  1. Add broth, peppers, onion, lime juice, tomato paste, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and peas to slow cooker; mix well. Add steak and coat with mixture. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Shred steak in slow cooker when ready to serve.

Baked Plantain Chips

  1. Place slices on parchment lined baking sheet and brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake in oven 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 10gSodium: 673mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 28g

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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