Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with onions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and coriander.

Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and coriander. Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

I get lots of emails telling me how much you all love my Latin dishes. This is probably what I do best! When I ask for beef, it's always this Colombian version I ask for. You can use water instead of beer if you prefer. If achiote or zone is not something you can find near you, then leave it out, it will still be great! If you want a chicken stew, you will love this Pollo Guisado con Maiz.

I grew up eating carne guisada, my mom made it to dinner all the time! Serve this over rice with a little aji picante, so you get a deliciously comfortable, Latin style!

Most Colombian dishes start with onions, tomatoes and garlic as a base, used as a base preparation or spice, like a sofrito. You will see this in many of my Colombian dishes, such as Huevos Pericos and Chicken Sancocho.

Tips and variations:

  • Like any beef, always use meat with lots of marbling. Leaner cuts of stew meat will come out dry.
  • You can keep it low on carbohydrates and skip the potatoes. You can also add yucca instead of potatoes.
  • Skip the beer and use water or beef instead.

Meat that takes a long time to cook is perfect to make in a stove, the meat then comes out tender for half the time. If you cook this on the stove, use a heavy saucepan and simmer on low.

Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and coriander. Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and coriander. Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and coriander.

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Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with onions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and coriander.

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup of lies, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes, cubes
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped
  • 1.5 pounds of beef, cut into small chunks
  • 1/3 cup light beer
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon adobo or salt
  • 1/2 t achiote or sazon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 10 oz baby red potatoes, halved or quarter

Stove:

  • In a large Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.

  • Add onions and garlic and saute for approx. 2 – 3 minutes; Add tomatoes, coriander and a pinch of salt. Cook for another 2 minutes with stirring.

  • Add beef in pan with beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf and salt if needed.

  • Cover, and simmer on low heat for 1 1/2 hours.

  • Test to make sure beef is tender if not cooked for another 15 minutes.

  • Add potatoes and cook until soft, approx. 20 minutes depending on size.

Pressure cooker instructions:

  • In a large pressure cooker, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sautĂ©; ca. 2 – 3 minutes.

  • Add tomatoes, cilantro and a pinch of salt. Cook for another 2 minutes with stirring.

  • Add beef in pan with beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf and salt if needed.

  • Tire pressure cooker; when the lid is locked, high pressure is cooked for 45 minutes. Quick release.

  • Add the potatoes, cover and cook at high pressure approx. 8 minutes or until tender. Quick release and server.

Makes about 5 cups. Perfectly served over 3/4 cup cooked rice.

Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.5g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 86.5mg, Sodium: 276.5mg, Fiber: 2g, sugar: 1g

Blue Smart Points: 7

Green Smart Points: 7

Purple Smart Points: 6

Points +: 6

Keywords: beef and potatoes, beef roast recipe, Carne Guisada, Latin Beef Stew, pressure cooker beef stew

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