Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew) Recipe

Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew) Recipe

How To Make Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

This carne guisada is a hearty Latin American dish, loaded with tender beef chunks simmered in savory tomatoes and garlic, for a true belly-filling meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2tspolive oil
  • 1cupscallions,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 2small tomatoes,diced
  • 2tbspcilantro,minced
  • lbbeef stew meat,cut into small chunks
  • cuplight beer
  • cupwater
  • ½tspcumin
  • ¼tspadobo,or salt
  • ½tspachiote,or sazon
  • 1bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 10ozbaby red potatoes,halved or quartered


  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat the oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the scallions and garlic, then sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add the tomatoes, cilantro, and a pinch of salt. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring.

  3. Add the beef to the pot along with the beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf, and salt to taste.

  4. Cover and simmer on Low for 1½ hours. Test to make sure beef is tender; if not, cook for another 15 minutes.

  5. Add the potatoes, then cook for about 20 minutes, until soft, depending on the size.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 256.29kcal
  • Fat: 8.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.44g
  • Fiber: 2.03g
  • Sugar: 2.19g
  • Protein: 31.45g
  • Cholesterol: 85.73mg
  • Sodium: 664.27mg
  • Calcium: 49.39mg
  • Potassium: 926.30mg
  • Iron: 3.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 30.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.43mg
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