Shredded Flank Steak ~ Ropa Vieja ~ Coconut Flour Tortillas

Ropa Vieja on Coconut Flour Tortillas

Pressure Cooker Shredded Flank Steak

2 pounds flank steak

sea salt

1 large onion, quartered

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup chicken broth

Sprinkle flank steak with sea salt.  Place flank steak, quartered onion, garlic and broth in the bottom of a pressure cooker.  Bring liquid to a boil over medium high heat.  Place lid on pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.  You may need to lower the burner to maintain proper pressure setting.

***Note:  I use a Kuhn Rikon 5 QT Pressure Cooker…If you have a different model cook according to manufacturer’s instructions included with your cooker.***

Remove from heat, release pressure.  Carefully remove lid.  Remove the flank steak to a cutting board and allow it to cool slightly.  Once cool enough to handle, shred the beef with two forks, coarsely chop and set aside.

For Ropa Vieja:

1 large onion, chopped

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

2 tsp. butter or oil of choice

4 garlic cloves, minced

15 ounces chopped tomatoes, undrained (I use Pomi)

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

2 tsp. hot sauce

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. black pepper

In a large skillet, saute chopped onion and bell pepper in butter (or oil) over medium-high heat until tender.  Add minced garlic and saute 2 minutes.  Stir in salt, tomatoes, lime juice, hot sauce, cumin and black pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has evaporated.  Add shredded flank steak to tomato mixture and stir until well combined.  Serve warm on coconut flour tortillas with a dollop of guacamole.

Shredded Flank Steak over sautéed onions and jalapenos with fresh tomatoes and cilantro

For Sautéed Onions and Jalapenos:

2 large onions, roughly chopped

2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped

1 Tbsp. butter or oil

salt and pepper to taste

2 Roma tomatoes, chopped

Fresh cilantro, chopped

In a large skillet, heat butter or oil over medium high heat, saute onions and jalapenos until soft.  Plate onions and jalapenos in a shallow soup bowl, top with shredded flank steak, chopped tomatoes and cilantro.  Serve warm.

Coconut Flour Tortillas

If you haven’t invested in the new Paleo Comfort Foods cookbook yet you are truly missing out…EVERY recipe I have tried has been completely amazing, including this recipe for Coconut Flour Tortillas.

Coconut Flour Tortillas:

1/4 cup coconut flour

8 large egg whites (about 1 cup)

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. chile powder (optional)

1/2 cup water

butter or coconut oil for frying

Whisk all the ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.  Preheat an 8″ nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Place about 1 tsp. butter or oil in the pan and swirl to coat evenly.  Ladle 2-3 Tbsp. of batter in the pan, tip the pan from side to side to get a thin layer of batter across the entire surface.  Once the first side is golden brown, use a very thin spatula to flip over to the opposite side again cooking until golden brown.  Remove the tortilla to a wire rack and repeat the entire process beginning with the oil or butter.  This recipe makes about 8 tortillas.  I like mine a bit thicker than a regular tortilla but you can add more water to make the batter thinner which will yield a thinner tortilla.

This recipe is shared at:

Fight Back Friday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays


  1. this looks like one amazing dinner!! I’ve been wanting a pressure cooker to play with, and now I have another incentive!

    • I’ve had a pressure cooker for years but never really used it until lately…it really is amazing. I pressure cooked a whole roast that was frozen in 90 minutes and it was as moist and tender as if I’d slow roasted it for hours! I definitely recommend one.

  2. Coconut flour torillas? Now that’s something new and awesome. I’m gonna wait till I get my allergy test done (I think I MIGHT be allergic…) but if not, I’m ALL for it!

  3. That looks so deliciously tender and full of flavour!

  4. This looks delicious! I just love finding new Paleo recipes! I pinned it:

  5. Great Cinco de Mayo dish! I’d try this out with a slow cooker since I don’t have a pressure cooker. So curious to try these tortillas out too.

  6. Looks amazing! Is there any reason not to use the entire egg as apposed to just the egg whites?

  7. This looks amazing! I especially want to try your coconut flour tortillas. I like that they’re thick, as one could make Gorditas with them. I plan to try, at any rate, adding some sweet corn extract I have that is quite good. When I get around to it, I’ll let you know how that comes out! Can’t wait tot try these!

  8. Reblogged this on little posse in the woods and commented:
    I’m going to give this Coconut Tortilla recipe a try. I want to see of the kids will accept them in place of bread for peanut butter.

  9. I just tried this coconut tortilla recipe with yolks. They turned out pretty good. I do think they’d be better with some savory herbs. I tried the recipe with almond flour also – I like those better.

  10. Yeah, fail. It looks and tastes like an egg with a hint of flour.


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