Carne Guisada I

Carne Guisada I

45 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  Janice

“A traditional Tex-Mex dish featuring beef and gravy. Serve over mashed potatoes or in tacos or flour tortillas.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Melt the shortening in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the meat and brown well on all sides. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until tender. Add the canned tomatoes, jalapeno chile peppers, fresh tomatoes, cumin, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until meat is tender. (Note: If mixture is too thick, add water as needed. Or if mixture is too thin, combine some cornstarch and water and add to thicken.)

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A true tex-mex recipe If you know what carne guisada is then this is the real mcoy if you don't know this is the way to find out!



Nahh, this ain't it.



I used 3 tsp. of ground cumin and 2 x-large or 3 small garlic cloves, minced. Plus I added 1 tsp garlic powder. Also, 1 Green Pablano Chile instead of 2 jalapenos makes this recipe child friendly. I love this recipe though! Thanks Mike

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 366 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 38.5 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 314 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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