Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Carne Guisada is a mexican stew meat... it is one of my favorites when cooked properly. You can eat this in a tortilla or on a plate with rice and beans. Its great with cheese and avacado slices as condiments.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dredge stew meat in flour.
  2. In a large stock pot brown the beef on medium high heat in 2 tbsp of olive oil. remove meat.
  3. Add in 2 tbsp of olive oil and cook on medium heat.
  4. Add in the onions until translucent.
  5. Add the garlic and cook about 1 more minute.
  6. Throw in the browned meat and add herbs, spices, water and canned tomatoes.
  7. Turn up heat to high and bring to a boil.
  8. And turn heat down to low and simmer for 5 hours.
  9. I sometimes take a short cut and dredge and brown the meat in a skillet then throw everything in a crock pot and let simmer on low for 6-8 hours depending on how tender you like the meat. You can also cut down on the water quite a bit when using the crock pot and add water as needed.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great for a Mexican meal. We had this, refried beans, quesadillas and Mexican chocolate mousse for dessert. Wow wonderful!

5 5

Very good and full of flavor. Made for Spring PAC 2011.

5 5

Deborah made this for us when she was visiting and it is FANTASTIC!