Puerto Rican Beef Stew (Carne Guisada)

Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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

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.
Most Helpful

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.

COOKtm January 06, 2016

Cooking Directions are Flawed. When does a person add all the other items in the list of ingredients? How could you forget to include in the Directions when to add all of the ingredients? I had to guess when to add: Beef Bouillon; Dried Oregano; Tomato Sauce, and Bay Leaves. Really Bad Job with the Directions. I hope the Stew comes out right, I have 2 hours to wait. And hopefully I added the above items when I was supposed to!

'Luis G. November 07, 2013

this is the best mi tryit and you cant compare it with any other thankyou santos de jesus

dejesus954 May 22, 2009