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Carne Guisada II Recipe
  • READY IN 12+ hrs

Carne Guisada II

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 hrs
  • READY IN

    12 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  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. Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water, and stir into simmering stew until thickened, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2009

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 06, 2003

Sorry, but this is nasty.

 
Oct 16, 2007

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 hours. I have never tasted any thing so good in my life that compared to real mexican food. THANKS SO MUCH..... now if can just get those Fajita's to taste the same as there's, I will be in good shape :)

 
Jan 09, 2010

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 it again. Next time, I will use only 1/2 the tomato paste (1/4 can), or possibly susbtitute tomato sauce instead. I thought that he amount of tomato paste listed added a strong tangy tomato taste that I would have liked to taste LESS. With that simple change, I think this recipe would warrant 5 PLUS stars. New info! I also tried dredging the meat in flour before browning and omitting cornstarch (and potato) and it thickened quite nicely. Hope this helps someone!

 
Jan 05, 2007

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 snipped cilantro. Good stuff. Thanks, Kelly!

 
Mar 30, 2011

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 some fresh avocados and chopped tomatoes for a fresh accompaniment on your tacos. I also made it with corn/poblano white rice and with the richness of the gravy you really need a bland or mild rice to go along with it. If I could give this ten stars I would :).

 
Sep 03, 2006

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.

 
May 03, 2003

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!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 22.8 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 482 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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