Make Natalie Morales' signature slow-cooker ropa vieja with black beans and rice

Make Natalie Morales' slow-cooker ropa vieja and black beans with rice for an easy Brazilian-style dinner.
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TODAY's own Natalie Morales is in the kitchen sharing flavorful Latin-inspired recipes from her new cookbook, "At Home with Natalie: Simple Recipes for Healthy Living from My Family's Kitchen to Yours." She shows us how to make her signature tender, slow-cooked ropa vieja and classic rice and beans.

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Natalie Morales' Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja

"This recipe uses one of my favorite pieces of kitchen equipment: the slow cooker. It is very hands off; you just throw everything in and let it cook," says Natalie. "The best part is the leftovers are great. I like to use them to make beef tacos, burritos and sandwiches."

Natalie Morales' Brazilian Black Beans and Rice

"Rice and beans is a must-have part of any Brazilian meal. Black beans are healthy, filling and have lots of protein. Fluffy white rice is perfect for soaking up their sauce."

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