Carne Guisada II

Carne Guisada II

Bao Le 4

"A Mexican beef stew smothered in a semi-spicy gravy. Simple to make, but tastes wonderful. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, and/or homemade tortillas. Cooking time may be cut, but the meat will be less tender."


12 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 380 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 22.8 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 482 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Cook beef until evenly brown. Pour off excess fat. Stir in tomato paste, beef broth and water. Season with garlic, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt and serrano peppers. Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 to 12 hours.
  2. Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water, and stir into simmering stew until thickened, about 5 minutes.
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  1. 142 Ratings


This recipe has been a family staple for us for many years now. We love it! This Carne Guisada is fabulous and I'm making it tomorrow night for dinner and even my 7 year old loves it.

I grew up in San Antonio and got hooked on Taco Cabana.. I fell in love with Carne Guisada soft taco's. I eat them once a year when I go visit, TILL NOW..this recipe ROCKS, I followed the direc...

I made this recipe with minor modifications - I used 6 seeded jalapenos, and added 2 small diced potatoes for thickening instead of using the cornstarch. Also I prepared it in a pressure cooker...