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Carne Guisada I

"A traditional Tex-Mex dish featuring beef and gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes or in tacos or flour tortillas."
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45 m servings 366 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 12g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 38.5 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 314 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt the shortening in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the meat and brown well on all sides. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until tender. Add the canned tomatoes, jalapeno chile peppers, fresh tomatoes, cumin, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until meat is tender. (Note: If mixture is too thick, add water as needed. Or if mixture is too thin, combine some cornstarch and water and add to thicken.)

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  1. 54 Ratings

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A true tex-mex recipe If you know what carne guisada is then this is the real mcoy if you don't know this is the way to find out!

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Nahh, this ain't it.

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A true tex-mex recipe If you know what carne guisada is then this is the real mcoy if you don't know this is the way to find out!

Nahh, this ain't it.

I used 3 tsp. of ground cumin and 2 x-large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced. Plus I added 1 tsp garlic powder. Also, 1 Green Pablano Chile instead of 2 jalapenos makes this recipe child friendl...

my whole family really enjoyed this, I cooked it in the pan like it said and then threw it all together in my crock pot and went Christmas shopping and after a long day we came home to the wonde...

Yes, this was unlike any other Carne Guisada I had ever had. Much more tomatoey. But what ever you call it, it is absolutely delicious. I will cook it over and over again. I served it with flour...

I used this recipe as a starting point. Used about 3lbs of wild pork instead of beef, 2 1/2 tsps cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, and a can of Rotel tomatoes & chilis instead of the fresh tomatoes. ...

One of my favorite recipes....I make this as printed and we all love it. Delicious.......updated! I just made this again and I used the can of rotel tomatoes instead of the fresh ones and I al...

This is a Really good recipe! I let it simmer for about an hour and a half. But, I'm sure just an hour would be ok : ) my husband and 8 year old really like it when I make this recipe!

I've had this dish served in Texas in many places known for Carne Guisada and this recipe doesn't even resemble it. I followed the directions to the letter, but was tough and the dish on the w...