Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ropa Vieja (Church Lady Style)

1 chuck roast (bone in)(about 2 lbs)
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 green pepper, sliced thin
3 small onions, sliced thin
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 T minced garlic
2 t ground cumin
2 t dried oregano
1 t (or more to taste) crushed red pepper
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
olive oil

- Dry off, season (salt and pepper) and sear roast until browned on both sides in med/high pan. Set aside
-In same pan, add a little olive oil and saute onions, green pepper and carrots until softened, one at a time. (Add more olive oil if needed)
- Add all ingredients to crock pot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or until meat falls apart easily.
-Remove roast, shred meat and discard bones. Add back to the pot. Season as needed.
- Serve over white rice.

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