Ropa Vieja

ropa vieja and white rice

Delicious flank steak seasoned and cooked to perfection in a tomato broth. The entire family will enjoy this classic Cuban dish.




  1. Press the saute function on your instant pot and add some oil.
  2. Once the oil gets hot, add the onions and peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the fresh garlic, sofrito, sazon, cumin, oregano, and granulated garlic.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, dry white wine, water, bay leaves, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the flank steak and make sure the flank steak is covered with the tomato and water mixture.
  6. Seal the lid and press the pressure cook function. Cook for 40 minutes.
  7. Once the 40 minutes are up, release all of the steam before opening.
  8. Place the flank steak on a cutting board and shred using 2 forks.
  9. Place the shredded beef back into the instant pot.
  10. Add the olives.
  11. Press the saute function and cook for an additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. Once the tomato broth thickens, check for seasoning, and serve immediately.


If you like this dish a bit sweet, add 1/2 tsp of sugar or ketchup.

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