Carne means meat (but often is used to refer to beef), and guisada means stew. This flavorful Mexican beef stew is perfect for serving over rice or with tortillas. Its wonderful aroma as it simmers in the slow cooker will have you anxiously awaiting dinnertime.
Carne Guisada for the Slow Cooker
- ¼ cup water
- 4 lbs beef stew meat
- salt and pepper to taste
- 28 oz canned diced tomatoes with green chilies or plain diced tomatoes, reserve juices
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 T. flour
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp oregano
- 1 tsp chili powder
- fresh cilantro
- grated cheese
- pico de gallo
- sour cream
- Put water in slow cooker and add meat. Salt and pepper as desired.
- Drain juice from tomatoes with green chilies into a 2 cup measuring cup and place tomatoes with green chilies over meat. Add garlic, onion, and green pepper. Cook on high for about 30 minutes.
- Add spices to slow cooker and stir. Add enough water to the reserved juice from tomatoes with green chilies to make 1-½ cups liquid.
- Heat liquid in microwave or on stovetop. Add flour to liquid and mix well. Add flour mixture to slow cooker and stir to blend well.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours until sauce is thickened and meat is tender.
- These instructions are for making Carne Guisada in the slow cooker; you can find the instructions for the Instant Pot here.
- If you prefer mild vs. spicy food, substitute canned tomatoes for the tomatoes with green chilies.
- Leftovers from Carne Guisada can be used to make beef enchiladas, Tex-Mex Beef Casserole, or burritos.
- Garnishes not included in nutrition data.
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