Carne Guisada

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 258.6
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.6 mg
  • Sodium: 720.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 28.4 g

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This dish is excellent when served with Mexican rice and/or homemade tortillas. This dish is excellent when served with Mexican rice and/or homemade tortillas.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 tbsp cooking oil
    1 lb beef stew meat, cubed
    3 oz tomato paste
    10 fluid oz beef broth
    4 fluid oz water
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 tsp chili powder ("or" more)
    1/2 tsp ground cumin ("or" more)
    1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    2 serrano chili peppers, seeded or not and chopped ("or" more)
    2 tsp cornstarch


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat, and cook beef until evenly brown.
Pour off excess fat and then stir in tomato paste, beef broth and water.
Season with garlic, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt and serrano peppers.
Reduce heat, and simmer (or place in a slow cooker on low setting) for 8 to 12 hours the longer you allow it to cook, the more tender the beef will be.
Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water, and stir into simmering stew until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLCOLMAN.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • Sounds great as an alternative to my local taco hut. Thanks! - 9/28/11

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  • Very good. I had never made nor tasted carne guisada before trying this recipe but my husband loves carne guisada. He said this recipe was excellent. - 5/30/09

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  • This smells awesome while simmering in the crock pot. It was quite good (my family really liked it served in whole grain tortillas) but we don't eat a lot of red meat (thus my middle rating). I do think I will try it again with chicken. - 3/15/07

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