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Carne guisada served with rice, beans and avocado.
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Carne Guisada

This Mexican style carne guisada is beef that is stewed with tomatoes, peppers and spices until it becomes tender and flavorful. Serve your stewed beef as-is, or use it to make burritos, enchiladas, or many other different specialty dishes!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 370kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds beef stew meat or chuck roast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Place the beef in a single layer in the pot. Season the beef with the salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. You may need to work in batches.
  • Return all the meat to the pot. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook for 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, cumin, oregano, chili powder, paprika and beef broth.
  • Stir to combine, then turn up the heat to medium-high until the mixture comes to a simmer.
  • Cover the pot. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, or until beef is tender. If you feel like the mixture is getting too dry you can add more beef broth, 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Uncover the pot. Sprinkle with cilantro, then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 954mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 513IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 6mg