Low Carb Cuban Beef

Low Carb Cuban BeefLow Carb Cuban BeefLow Carb Cuban BeefLow Carb Cuban Beef or its Spanish name Ropa Vieja. Cuban Beef is considered by most as the national dish of Cuba and I am imagining it made with pork too.  I know the list of ingredients is long but it goes together very quickly and assuming you have a crock pot it is pretty much a dice, cut, and dump recipe. I do what I call Future Cooking (my meat) so I already have it when I need it for all kinds of things. This is what I did here, it is a bit different than the directions, and the outcome is exactly the same. I would suggest you sear your meat as the end product will be more flavorful but with all the great ingredients it’s flavorful on its own. Since I don’t do rice it is perfect served with some sautéed cauliflower rice.

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Cuban Beef
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Ingredients
  1. 2-2½ Lbs Thick Cut Chuck Roast
  2. 1 Thinly Sliced Onion
  3. 1 Thinly Sliced Red Pepper (Or Orange Or Green)
  4. 1 Thinly Sliced Yellow Pepper
  5. 2 T Garlic Paste***
  6. 1 T Paprika
  7. 1 T Dried Oregano
  8. 2 t Ground Cumin
  9. ⅛ t Allspice
  10. ⅛ t Ground Clove
  11. 1 t Pepper
  12. ½ C White Wine
  13. 1 C Water (+ More As/If Needed)
  14. 1 T Chicken Base*** (+More To Taste)
  15. 1 Can Small Diced Tomatoes
  16. 2 T Tomato Paste
  17. 2 Bay Leaves
  18. 1 Carrot Split
  19. 1 Stalk Celery Split
  20. 1 C Green Olives
  21. ½ C Roasted Red Peppers
  22. 2 T Capers
  23. 1 Cup Cilantro (Divided)
Instructions
  1. Sear room temperature meat. Set aside.
  2. Slice all vegetables, put into pot, reserving olives, roasted red peppers, capers, and cilantro.
  3. Sprinkle in spices and bay leaves.
  4. Pour in all liquids including tomato paste.
  5. Put meat into pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or until beef pulls apart.
  6. Remove carrot and celery pieces then add olives, roasted red peppers, capers, ¼ C cilantro and bring to temperature.
  7. Serve either on a plate or in a bowl and garnish with remaining cilantro.
  8. 8 Servings
  9. 403 Calories, 33.2g Protein, 23.8g Fat, 6.6g Carbs, 1.7g Fiber, 4.9g Net Carbs
  10. 6 Servings
  11. 537 Calories, 44.3g Protein, 31.7g Fat, 8.9g Carbs, 2.2g Fiber, 6.7g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. I used pitted Castelvetrano olives because my grocery store sells them on their olive bar but whatever you buy, just be sure you get "pitted" olives.
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