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Carne Guisada

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recipe is ready in 2-5 hrs time: 2-5 hrs

serves/makes:   6


recipe id: 21132
cook method: crock pot

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3 pounds beef stew meat
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans (15 ounce size) diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic minced
1 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 diced bell pepper


Place stew meat, 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper in crockpot. Turn heat to high and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Drain juice from the tomatoes into measuring cup. Add tomatoes, garlic and onions to crock pot.

STIR; let simmer on high for 30 minutes. Add cumin, oregeno, and chili powder to crock pot and stir. Blend the tomato juice and enough water to equal 1 1/2 cups liquid. Add flour to the liquid and stir into meat mixture.

Let cook on LOW for 3-4 hours until sauce is thick. Serve with warm flour tortillas.


430 calories, 20 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 49 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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I added more cumin and chili powder at the end because I felt it needed more flavor. Overall quite good.

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Great recipe..but anybody else notice it never says when to add the bell pepper?

CDKitchen Note: You can probably safely add it along with the other vegetables.

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Member since: September 16, 2011
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Excellent recipe. Three out of four family members loved it. Our picky youngest eater didn't, but she won't eat anything with spices.

We will likely make this several times per month. It tasted a lot like the Carne Guisada from a local restaurant and it was much less expensive to make it at home.

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I can cook and instruction are really hard for me. I cooked this for my wife and she said it was great. She could not believe I did it on my own and there was not a single trip to the emergency room this time. THANKS FOR THE HELP:)

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Member since: August 31, 2007
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I added 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 tablespoon chili powder and a few shots of hot pepper sauce for a little extra kick. Deee-licious.

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