Recipe courtesy of Maria A Alanis

Carne Guisada

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound cubed beef blade meat

1 large green bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped

1 onion, roughly chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

1/4 cup chopped garlic

1-ounce whole cumin seeds

1/2-ounce freshly ground black pepper

1 quart water, plus 1-ounce

1/2 cup blonde roux, made from 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup fat



  1. In a large saute pan over medium heat add the cubed meat and cook until browned. Add the chopped bell pepper, onion, tomato, garlic, cumin, black pepper and 1-ounce water and stir to combine. Add 1 quart water and bring everything to a boil. Turn the heat down and add the roux. Cook the mixture until it thickens and season with salt, to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter and serve.
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