Do not use 5 ounces of Saz?n seasoning. Just a few .18 oz packets that comes in the box. Do not use a slow cooker even on high because it will not cook this in the time frame given. Otherwise I followed the directions and the flavor was not very desireable. Guisado is stew and yes it is a stew but the liquid did not have a stew flavor. It may be the combination of wine and beer.