Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This is my husband's comfort food. He was raised on this and requests it for his birthday and Father's Day every year. This was his mother's recipe; I have named it in her memory.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice potatoes into approximately 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. In a large frying pan, cook the potatoes in oil until lightly crisped and browned, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, saute onion and bell pepper until limp.
  5. Add ground beef and cook until crumbled and brown.
  6. Add potatoes back to pan, and add bouillon, salsa and water.
  7. Reduce heat and let simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve with warm flour tortillas.


Most Helpful

A guisado is almost like a stew, intead of ground beef why not try beef cubes, I think that would work out alot better than the ground-beef. At least thats my idea. Sorry!!!!!!!!!

Mia #3 October 01, 2008

I'm sorry, we didn't really care for this. It was a really bland and it took almost 2 hours for the potatoes to cook. I believe we followed the recipe correctly, but we just didn't care for the taste.

Troop Angel November 05, 2004

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a