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Ropa Vieja Tacos

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6 servings

Got a pressure cooker? Make these quick and easy Ropa Vieja Tacos, topped with shredded cheese and chopped fresh cilantro.

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  • Mix tomato sauce and dressing in pressure cooker. Top with steak, vegetables and garlic; cover with lid. Lock lid in place. Cook on medium-high heat until pressure vent locks in place and regulator begins to rock gently. Reduce heat gradually to maintain slow steady rocking motion; cook on low heat 30 min. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 min. or until pressure vent drops.
  • Shred meat; place in large skillet. Cook on medium heat 2 min., stirring frequently. Meanwhile, skim fat from surface of cooking liquid in pressure cooker; ladle 2 cups liquid into medium bowl. Add vegetables; mix well. Discard any remaining cooking liquid.
  • Add vegetable mixture to meat in skillet; cook 10 min. or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Spoon onto tortillas; top with cheese and cilantro.

Special Equipment Needed


Check meat for tenderness after step 1. If the meat is not fork tender, replace lid on pressure cooker and cook an additional 5 to 10 min. or until steak is tender.

How to Cook Meat Top of Stove

Place first 6 ingredients in Dutch oven. Bring to boil on medium-high heat; cover. Simmer on low heat 2 hours or until steak is tender. Shred steak, then continue as directed.

Keeping it Safe

Do not fill the pressure cooker above the top line on the inside of the cooker since the food needs room to expand as it cooks.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 460
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 670mg
Carbohydrate 36g
Dietary fiber 6g
Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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