Ropa Vieja Slow Cooker Recipe by Holly Clegg

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Ropa Vieja Slow Cooker Recipe by Holly Clegg

Best-Selling Cookbook author Holly Clegg  guests on March’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast, shares her wonderful Cuban recipe to help you add some flavor to your menu without compromising your health.

Holly says, “Easy to toss into a crock pot for a wonderfully flavored Cuban beef stew-style recipe.  Serve over rice or with tortillas.” She adds, “If using a cooker larger than what’s called for increase everything proportionately, making sure the cooker is at least half to no more than two-thirds full.

Ropa Vieja Slow Cooker Recipe from Alimentándose bien durante el cáncer: Recetas fáciles y recomendaciones durante y después del tratamiento.    


2 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat

1 cup fat-free beef broth

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1 green bell pepper, cored and sliced into strips

1 onion, sliced into strips

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon cumin

1 tablespoon vinegar


1.  In 3 1/2-6-quart slow cooker, insert plastic liner if desired.  Place flank steak in slow cooker.  Add remaining ingredients.  Cover, and cook on LOW 8-10 hours or on high 4 hours or until meat is very tender.

2.  When meat is very tender, remove from slow cooker and shred meat with fork. Serve in sauce.

Makes 8 servings

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 197 kcal, Calories from fat 42%, Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 48 mg, Sodium 378 mg, Carbohydrates 7 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 5 g, Protein 21 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

Nutrition Nugget: Make this even easier by cutting up vegetables the night before so are ready to go in morning. Cut slow-cooking vegetables, such as carrots, into small pieces. Cut quick-cooking vegetables, such as sweet peppers into bigger pieces. Can serve over couscous, polenta, or rice, if desired.

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim & TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.

This newly revised and expanded 15-year anniversary edition of Holly’s Eating Well Through Cancer includes chapters on nourishing foods that are best tolerated to ease common side effects such as nausea, sore mouth and throat, taste changes, neutropenia and weight loss. With easy everyday recipes using familar ingredients, you’ll find this book an invaluable recipe resource for cancer prevention

Holly Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.

LISTEN NOW: Mr. Divabetic shines the spotlight on author and chef, Holly Clegg, in this half-hour special edition of Diva Talk Radio. This fun-filled food frenzy will feature expert advice on quick, flavorful and healthy eating from Holly’s latest book, ‘Too Hot in the Kitchen:  Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age’

LISTEN NOW: March’s Diabetes Late Nite podcast inspired by Celia Cruz. Guests include Cookbook Author Holly Clegg, Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, Poet Lorraine Brooks, the Charlie’s Angels of Outreach and Mama Rose Marie.


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