Mom's Carne Guisada

Mom's Carne Guisada


"A delicious and easy Mexican style stewed meat recipe that I got from my Mom. Sometimes I also add mushrooms and stewed tomatoes. Try serving over steamed rice, or in burritos!"


30 m servings 296 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.3g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Season the meat with the garlic powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the meat and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
  2. Add the flour, stirring well, and saute for 1 more minute. Gradually add the water, making sure to crush any flour lumps. Then add the onion and green bell pepper, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. 65 Ratings


People (I think typically people who don't live in strong mexican-american neighborhoods like some of us do) seem to incorrectly judge Mexican food because they think it is supposed to be someth...

This was really good. Took me forever to find the type of carne guisada i was looking for. I wanted the creamy gravy like kind. Not the stewed tomato kind. I live in southeast Texas and know...

Carne Guisada is my favorite. In Corpus Christi I got them at the taco stands almost everyday. I never had it with all the peppers, mine was usually gravy and meat. I added alot more cumin. I al...

I thought this was a pretty good base recipe. My family is also from Corpus Christi, TX and this is not too far from some of the guisada down there. Generally good Mexican food retaurants in sou...

Just like grandma used to make! I followed the recipe but, instead of water I used beef broth and ended up with a yummy gravy.

I thought this was quite tasty, will definitely make again. I took others' suggestions and used only one cup of water. I also added a 14oz can of stewed tomatoes and added 1/4 cup flour for th...

My wife and I love good food, and spicy is great. This recipe needed so much tweaking it may as well have been started from scratch. First, we seasoned the meat and dredged the pieces in Bisqu...

Excellent! Tasted like authentic carne guisada that I've had in Mexican restaurants. Better than some, even. Used a *TON* more cumin and good deal more garlic. Had a little trouble browning the ...

as other have said, this is great traditional carne guisada . if you like it spicy, add some serrano or jalepeno peppers; next time i'll throw it all in the crock pot since simmering for 20 minu...