Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mexican Monday - Carne Guisada

I know that this is Tuesday, but I didn't have time on Monday to post this. Sorry!

Carne guisada is almost a stew, but it is eaten more like a very juicy meat. Homemade flour tortillas are perfect for this meat because you can sop up all the yummy juices with them.

1.5 pounds stew meat
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
2 Tbsp flour
1 medium onion chopped
1 tomato roughly chopped
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp of Lawry's seasoning (or favorite seasoning)
pepper to taste
3 C of water
6 oz. tomato sauce

Saute meat and garlic in vegetable oil on med-high heat in a dutch oven or large deep pan with cover. Saute for about 3 minutes and then add onions, tomato and flour. Saute until onion begins getting tender about 6 minutes. Keep scraping the flour from sides of oven/pan.  Add in all spices and seasoning and stir for another 2 minutes or so. Then add water. Keep stirring and scraping sides. Once the meat has simmered for about 20 minutes, add tomato sauce and stir. Cover and let simmer for another 40 minutes until sauce thickens. Stir occasionally.

** If sauce is too soupy add some more flour, if too thick add more water. **

You can top with cheese

We ate our carne guisada with some homemade gorditas! Frankly, there wasn't too much conversation going on.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. Hello newest follower from the "Who in the World? Wednesday" Blog hop look forward to reading your posts

  2. YUMMY! Can't wait to try out this recipe! New follower from "Who in the World" Bloghop. Can't to read more of your blog.

    Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hello and follow back. :)