Puerto Rican Beef Stew (Carne Guisada)

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by l0ve2c00k

This is my favorite stew. Back home it is served with grainy, yummy white rice.

Top Review by COOKtm

Simple, easy and oh my, so delicious! I did however not wait for the meat to cook for an hour, I simply cooked all ingredients together and I did not add the carrots or corn because I wanted to use with another dish. Definitely next time I will add them. This was so good, really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large caldero or pot, heat oil, add sofrito and culantro leaves.
  2. Add meat and stir constantly, cook until meat looses red color. Add water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook.
  3. Add carrots, potatoes, celery and salt.
  4. Cook for about 2 hours. Taste and adjust seasoning. Boil uncover to thicken sauce.
  5. Note: if more seasoning is needed you can add Adobo to taste.
  6. Serve with white rice.

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