I remember my abuelita making Cuban ropa vieja when I was a little girl. At the time, I thought it was the weirdest thing on the planet. I mean, how could we expect kids to eat a dish that translates into "old clothes"? I remember being afraid that there really were actual old clothes in the dish.

When I grew up, though, I learned that the dish is simply delicious. Of course, now that I try to concern myself with eating a little healthier, it's hard to indulge in this Latin favorite. I mean, have you seen some of the ingredients that go into making a traditional ropa vieja? I gain 5 pounds just THINKING about it. Plus, well, the dish takes longer than I sometimes have to cook dinner--which is exactly why I've now fallen in love with this slow cooker low-calorie ropa vieja recipe. It's pretty much just what I wanted and, best of all, it still tastes great! Make it for your family and I guarantee they'll love it, too!

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Slow Cooker Low-Calorie Ropa Vieja

1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat, each steak cut into thirds
1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
10 corn tortillas, heated

Get the full recipe directions from Kitchen Daily.

Image via Kitchen Daily

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Irina is a journalist, food writer and digital media expert. She blogs at HealthyLatinFood.com and you can frequently find her trying to make this whole "sexy cat lady" thing happen.

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Add Comment Will you be making this delicious low-cal ropa vieja in your slow cooker?

I probably would if it listed the calories and other nutritional value.
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