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Instant Pot™ Cuban Braised Shredded Beef
Instant Pot™ Cuban Braised Shredded Beef
70 min
12 servings
$1.82/serving

Inspired by a Cuban favourite Ropa Vieja, the name translates as “old rags” as the shreds of crumpled beef resemble them. The classic recipe is a saucy mix of meat, sweet bell peppers, onion and tangy olives. It’s typically made with flank steak, but we love how pot roast guarantees tender, flavourful juicy shreds. We also love the time-saving, hands-off Instant Pot™ approach versus simmering away for hours on the stovetop. This dish is very rich – so a little goes a long way! For a traditional presentation, serve with rice and black beans.  


Ingredients

Toppings (optional): chopped fresh cilantro, fresh lime, sliced avocado 

Preparation
  1. In an 8 Quart Instant Pot™, stir together tomatoes, wine or broth, bay leaves, Fajita or Taco Seasoning, Italian Seasoning and Smoked Paprika and salt, if using.  
  2. Cut roast in half and place in pot. Thinly slice onion, then scatter over meat and stir in, as best as you can. 
  3. Secure lid; ensure the steam release handle is switched to “SEALING”. Press “MANUAL” button, select “HIGH”, and set the time to 45 min. Meanwhile, using the thick slicer plate (3.5 mm) 4-In-1 Mandoline, thinly slice peppers into strips. Cut olives into halves or thirds. 
  4. Naturally release pressure, then push the steam release handle to “VENTING”. Remove the lid. Using two forks, shred meat. Add sliced peppers; press SAUTE and simmer, stirring often, until tender, about 5 min. Stir in olives.  
  5. Serve over rice and add toppings, if desired. 
Tips

Like it tangy? Stir in some of the briny olive juice at the end of cooking. Swap olives for 2 tbsp capers.

Perfectly Balance Your Plate

Serve with 12 cup rice and 1 cup steamed veggies, your choice. 

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 310, Fat 21 g (Saturated 8 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 105 mg, Sodium 150 mg, Carbohydrate 5 g (Fibre 1 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 23 g.

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HomeRecipesInstant Pot™ Cuban Braised Shredded Beef
Instant Pot™ Cuban Braised Shredded Beef
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Instant Pot™ Cuban Braised Shredded Beef
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Ingredients

Toppings (optional): chopped fresh cilantro, fresh lime, sliced avocado 

70 min
12 servings
$1.82/serving
Preparation
  1. In an 8 Quart Instant Pot™, stir together tomatoes, wine or broth, bay leaves, Fajita or Taco Seasoning, Italian Seasoning and Smoked Paprika and salt, if using.  
  2. Cut roast in half and place in pot. Thinly slice onion, then scatter over meat and stir in, as best as you can. 
  3. Secure lid; ensure the steam release handle is switched to “SEALING”. Press “MANUAL” button, select “HIGH”, and set the time to 45 min. Meanwhile, using the thick slicer plate (3.5 mm) 4-In-1 Mandoline, thinly slice peppers into strips. Cut olives into halves or thirds. 
  4. Naturally release pressure, then push the steam release handle to “VENTING”. Remove the lid. Using two forks, shred meat. Add sliced peppers; press SAUTE and simmer, stirring often, until tender, about 5 min. Stir in olives.  
  5. Serve over rice and add toppings, if desired. 
What you'll need
Fajita SeasoningFajita Seasoning
Fajita Seasoning
83 Reviews
BEST SELLER
Taco SeasoningTaco Seasoning
Taco Seasoning
99 Reviews
Italian SeasoningItalian Seasoning
Italian Seasoning
114 Reviews
Smoked Spanish PaprikaSmoked Spanish Paprika
Smoked Spanish Paprika
84 Reviews
4-in-1 Mandoline4-in-1 Mandoline
4-in-1 Mandoline
38 Reviews
Tips

Like it tangy? Stir in some of the briny olive juice at the end of cooking. Swap olives for 2 tbsp capers.

Perfectly Balance Your Plate

Serve with 12 cup rice and 1 cup steamed veggies, your choice. 

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 310, Fat 21 g (Saturated 8 g, Trans 0 g), Cholesterol 105 mg, Sodium 150 mg, Carbohydrate 5 g (Fibre 1 g, Sugars 2 g), Protein 23 g.

For over 27 years, Epicure has helped busy families put dinner on the table fast. We make it easy and affordable to cook delicious family favourites in 20 minutes or less. Our products are 100% gluten- and nut-free, and sugar and sodium-conscious—but they don't taste that way! Packed with flavour, on-trend, and featuring global faves, they make cooking dinner the easiest part of your day!  

Learn more about the Good Food Movement →