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Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Cuban-Style Pot Roast
Total Time:
about 5 hours
Active Time:
30 minutes


2 large yellow onions, sliced
2 large green bell peppers, sliced
12 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 limes, for juice
1 boneless chuck roast (about 4 lb)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 cup water
3 cubes beef bouillon
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed


  • Slice onions and peppers; chop garlic (1/4 cup).
  • Squeeze limes for juice (2 tablespoons).


  1. Pat beef dry with paper towels; cut in half to fit in 6-quart slow cooker (if needed). Season beef on all sides with salt and pepper (wash hands). Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Pour oil in pan; add beef and cook 8 minutes, turning occasionally, or until browned on all sides. Transfer beef to slow cooker.
  2. Add to same pan: onions, peppers, garlic, cumin, and oregano; cook 2 minutes, stirring often. Meanwhile, heat water and mix with bouillon cubes until dissolved; stir in orange juice concentrate and lime juice until blended. Add bouillon mixture and vegetable mixture to slow cooker.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH 4–4 1/2 hours until beef is 190°F (for shreddable). Transfer beef to cutting board. Skim any excess fat from surface of crock, reserving liquid. Shred beef into large chunks. Drizzle beef with cooking liquid and serve with favorite sides, like rice and black beans.
Note: Chill 3 cups leftover shredded beef with 1 cup sauce up to 2 days.

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Nutritional Information

Amount per 1/8 recipe serving: Calories 620, Total Fat 38.00g, Sat Fat 14.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 215mg, Sodium 510mg, Total Carb 11g, Fiber 1.00g, Sugars 5g, Protein 55g, Calc 4%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 30%

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