South Texas Carne Guisada

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut beef into 3/4-inch cubes.
  2. In nonstick skillet over medium heat, saute beef until brown.
  3. Add oil and flour and toss with beef until flour is brown.
  4. Add water and spices, stirring well.
  5. Add beef broth and reduce heat to medium low.
  6. Simmer approximately 30 minutes until beef is tender.
  7. (If sauce seems too thin, add a bit more flour to desired consistency.) Serve spooned onto flour tortillas (like tacos).
  8. Garnish with sour cream, cheese and pico de gallo.


Most Helpful

Thanks for posting this recipe. It is identical in taste and texture to the Guisada that is served here in Mexican Restaurants. Other recipes with tomato paste weren't what I was looking for! I serve with Homade Tortillas, Spanish Rice and Beans. Yum-o

angieemhen August 09, 2006

Excellent and very simple. However, I use cumin seeds and toast them. Then I grind them. This makes it come out so wonderful.

Chef Momtotwins January 06, 2008

Great recipe. Just needed a little more comino for my taste. Thanks for posting recipe.

theranchhand February 08, 2004

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