Crock Pot Carne Guisada

Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

We love carne guisada around our house. This is a really easy recipe! FYI: I always go to my local meat market and have them cut a good looking rump roast into stew meat. It saves me the time of having to cube the meat myself and that way i get to pick out the best cut of meat. Also, if you like spicy, leave the seeds in one or two of the jalapenos. **UPDATE- I have recently improved this recipe to a point that I almost removed some of the original parts from what I had posted. Instead, I am adding options for the meat and cooking method. Please let me know which method you used if you rate this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. *METHOD 1: If using rump roast, simply place all ingredients into crock pot. Whisk corn starch in with a bit of beef stock before adding to the pot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. For best results, stir all ingredients about 1-2 hours into cooking.
  4. *METHOD 2: If using chuck roast, brown both sides of the roast in a pot before putting it in the crock pot. My new favorite thing to do is to completely omit the crock pot. I brown the chuck roast in a dutch oven, then add remaining ingredients and cook it in a 300 degree oven for about 4 hours, or until the meat is so tender that it pulls apart easily with a fork.
  5. The tenderness of method 2 (with dutch oven) is absolutely mouth-watering!
  6. If using a chuck roast, don't forget to pick out all the pieces of fat before serving. You wouldn't want to bite into a piece of that!
  7. Try it whichever way you like, you won't be disappointed!
Most Helpful

Made it this evening and everyone loved it. I used the slow cook method in the oven, but cubed the roast for a great fond base. The beef was incredibly tender and the sauce had a wonderful depth of flavor. I only had 1 jalapeno so I added a green pepper. The kids can't handle a lot of heat, so this worked out well for them! This is going to be a regular.

alex9179 October 17, 2013

Followed this easy and delicious recipe and it turned out amazing ! I did swap out jalape

C. Toma September 01, 2013

Tried this recipe today and my 5 yr old and 8 yr old loved it! Super easy to make and very tasty. The meat was so tender! I didn't have tomato paste on hand, so I put in a can of tomato sauce. Didn't have jalapenos either, so I thru in some roasted green chiles. Was still very good! Thanks for the recipe! As my 8 yr old stated: This one's a keeper!

kpikespeak March 15, 2009