Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew) Recipe

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Serenity Spencer Modified: March 25, 2022
Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew) Recipe

How To Make Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

Looking for great Spring recipes? This slow-cooked Latin beef stew results in supple meat. Plus the aji Picante on top accounts for that hot and spicy kick!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours 20 minutes
Total: 6 hours 30 minutes



  • 2tspolive oil
  • 1cupscallions,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 2small tomatoes,chopped
  • 2tbspcilantro,minced
  • lbbeef stew,cut into small chunks
  • 2tbspall purpose flour
  • cuplight beer
  • cupwater
  • ½tspcumin
  • ¼tspdry adobo seasoning,or seasoned salt
  • ½tspground achiote
  • 1bay leaf,dried
  • ¼tspKosher salt,or more to taste
  • 10ozbaby red potatoes,halved or quartered

For Topping:

  • Aji Picante


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add 1 teaspoon of oil, scallions, and garlic and sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes; add tomatoes, cilantro, and a pinch of salt.

  3. Cook for another 2 minutes, then place in the slow cooker.

  4. Wipe the skillet, add remaining oil and increase the heat to medium high.

  5. Add the beef and brown on all sides for about 4 minutes.

  6. Season with salt to taste and sprinkle flour over the meat, cook for 1 minute, turning often. Add to the slow cooker.

  7. Add beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf and ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt.

  8. Add potatoes and cover, cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours or until beef is tender and the potatoes are cooked through.


  • Calories: 225.71kcal
  • Fat: 9.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.39g
  • Fiber: 3.35g
  • Sugar: 4.60g
  • Protein: 8.34g
  • Cholesterol: 17.69mg
  • Sodium: 639.56mg
  • Calcium: 48.97mg
  • Potassium: 644.30mg
  • Iron: 4.60mg
  • Vitamin A: 42.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.39mg
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