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

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

Very good recipe. Thank you for posting.

Metritek August 11, 2007