Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)

Total Time
3hrs
Prep
30 mins
Cook
2 hrs 30 mins

A luscious, tender Mexican beef stew with very basic ingredients. The oven baking makes the meat extremely tender, and the cumin gives it so much flavor! This is a typical Mexican beef stew, simple, with not a lot of vegetables. Serve folded up in warm tortillas, or on rice or with your favorite cornbread.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 12 lbs chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cut in bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 -3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss meat pieces with flour, then brown quickly in oil in an ovenproof Dutch oven.
  3. Add onion, garlic, jalapeño, beef stock, tomato paste, cumin and chili powder; bring to a simmer on the stove.
  4. Cover Dutch oven and place in the preheated oven, baking for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours, until meat is extremely tender.
  5. Serve as is, or on rice, or folded into warm tortillas.