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Slow Cooker Cuban Braised Beef



If you’re okay with being tortured by these tantalizing smells all day, this recipe is always a winner. Zesty yet comforting, this slow cooker recipe will be an instant hit with your entire family.

— Shelby Kinnaird

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  • 2 (14½ ounce) cans diced tomatoes with garlic and onions, drained
  • 2 Teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1½ Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon “Hot Shot” pepper (blend of black and cayenne peppers)
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into eight wedges
  • 1½ Pound London broil or flank steak, cut crosswise into three pieces
  • 1 vocado, sliced
  • ¼ Cup fresh cilantro, chopped


Combine the tomatoes, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper in a slow cooker. Mix well and then add bell peppers and onion. Stir. Nestle the steak among the vegetables. Cook, covered, until the meat is tender, about 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.

Shred the beef using two forks (right in the pot), then mix it back into the cooking liquid. Serve with avocado and cilantro.