Carne Guisada con Papas (Mexican Beef Stew with Potatoes)

Carne Guisada is a traditional Mexican beef stew kicked up with cumin, chili powder, jalapeño, and potatoesCarne Guisada, which translates to “stewed meat,” is a slow-simmered mouth-watering dish.

Carne Guisada in blue bowl

 Every Mexican household has a version of this recipe, some made with pork or chicken, but I love my Mom's version, accompanied by rice and beans, simple but delicious. This recipe whips up pretty quickly once stew meat is cooked, adding the remaining ingredients will have your meal ready in less than 30 minutes.

How to make Carne Guisada

 The basic ingredients for Carne Guisada are meat, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and seasonings. Different recipe versions add carrots, green bell peppers, tomato sauce, and vinegar, all are scrumptious.

 In this recipe, chunks of lean beef are simmered with fresh tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and Mexican seasonings to make rich spicy gravy.

    Sauteed onions with stew meat

    Add oil to a large skillet and saute meat and onions

    Add tomatoes to the meat and onion mixture, and cook for 5 minutes. Then, mash tomatoes in the skillet, this will help create a gravy.

          Add broth, potatoes, cilantro, bell pepper, jalapeño, and spices to meat on medium-high heat for 10 minutes. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes and beef are tender.

          How to serve Carne Guisada con Papas(potatoes)

          Carne Guisada can be served with rice, beans, and flour tortillas. 

          Carne Guisada can also be a great filling for a burrito, taco, or in a Chile Relleno.

          Carne Guisada