Carne Guisada is like a Mexican stew. Guisada means “meat in gravy*. Carne Asada is just meat (dry). This recipe is my mother’s and has always been one of our family favorites.
We love to serve with rice and tortillas but it’s hearty enough that you don’t need the extra sides. The longer you cook it, the more tender it gets so if you love cooking in your slow cooker, you can totally add it all to your slow cooker once you get to step 3 and just cook until tender.
My husband is from South Texas (Kingsville) and this is very popular down there. I don’t know about you but I just love cooking with fresh bell peppers and onions! It adds so much flavor to the food. And it’s not Carne Guisada without the gravy it makes. There’s nothing better than sopping it up with a tortilla!
- 1 Round steak
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1tsp. garlic powder
- 2 Tbs. flour
- 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno pepper
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped bell pepper
- 2 cups chopped potatoes
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 2 Tbs oil
- water to cover
- Cut up in cubes and throw in pan with oil.
- Dice up some potatoes while meat is browning.
- After meat has been browned, add flour, salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder.
- Add onion, bell pepper, potatoes, jalapeno, tomato sauce and enough water to cover.
- Cover and Cook about 30 to 45 minutes.
- Serve this with rice, beans, and tortillas!