Recipe By Bao Le
Rating
Published Apr 4th
Prep 15m Cook 12h Additional - Ready In 12h 15m
Servings 4 servings Calories 379.5

A Mexican beef stew smothered in a semi-spicy gravy. Simple to make, but tastes wonderful. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, and/or homemade tortillas. Cooking time may be cut, but the meat will be less tender.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 serrano chile peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Cook beef until evenly brown. Pour off excess fat. Stir in tomato paste, beef broth and water. Season with garlic, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt and serrano peppers. Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 to 12 hours.
  2. 2 Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water, and stir into simmering stew until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 379.5
  • Carbohydrate 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol 76 mg
  • Fat 29.1 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 10 g
  • Sodium 482.3 mg
  • Sugar 2.8 g

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Reviews

  1. I live in Texas and most of us know a good carne guisada when they see one. This is it! Wow- so delicious. I dredged my meat in seasoned flour, then browned in oil with chopped onions. I added the rest of the ingredients in the crock pot and cooked all day. Absolutely divine. Slice - Read more ...
  2. I made this recipe with minor modifications - I used 6 seeded jalapenos, and added 2 small diced potatoes for thickening instead of using the cornstarch. Also I prepared it in a pressure cooker (in less than an hour cookin time, the meat was falling-apart tender!). I thought it was quite tasty and will make - Read more ...
  3. This recipe has been a family staple for us for many years now. We love it! This Carne Guisada is fabulous and I'm making it tomorrow night for dinner and even my 7 year old loves it.
  4. I grew up in San Antonio and got hooked on Taco Cabana.. I fell in love with Carne Guisada soft taco's. I eat them once a year when I go visit, TILL NOW..this recipe ROCKS, I followed the directions to the letter (minus hot peppers) I used crock pot and cooked and simmered for 11 - Read more ...
  5. I also made this in the crockpot - the meat was fork tender after about 8 hours on Low. I added more garlic and a tiny splash of lime juice. It didn't need thickening so I omitted the cornstarch. I served this over plain white rice topped with a blob of sour cream and fresh - Read more ...
  6. THIS WAS DELICIOSO. I USUALLY DON'T COOK MEXICAN MEALS FOR MY FAMILY BUT I HAD SOME BEEF STEW MEAT AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT. DECIDED TO GIVE IT A TRY AND THEY LOVED IT. DO RECOMMEND TO OTHERS TO TRY IT OUT.
  7. Sorry but this is nasty.
  8. Wonderful recipe! Easy to adjust for those that dont like it to hot or those that like it hotter.Easy to set up in a crock pot to cook all day or over night. We love it!
  9. Excellent and really a mexican dish! Good for tacos or any kind of dish with tortillas.
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