approved Carne Guisadaapproved Carne Guisada

thank you to My Chef Sam for putting this together!  if you need any meal prep or catering ideas, she’s our go-to!

Prep Time: 20 minutes. Cook Time: 6 Hours in Crockpot.

Servings: 2-4


  • 2 lbs. grassfed beef stew meat, cut into 1” pieces. If you cannot find precut stew meat get a roast and cut into pieces yourself, it’s not that hard, just use a sharp knife.
  • 1 medium onion, chopped. I prefer yellow but if you only have white that’s fine too.
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, yes the seeds too
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 16 oz. organic free range beef stock
  • 6 oz. organic tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 Tsp. coriander
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Fresh Cilantro for garnish


  1. Salt and pepper the beef stew meat.
  2. Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a cast iron or heavy bottom pan. Brown beef in small batches, like Julia Child once said “Don’t overcrowd the pan” You really want all those yummy brown bits, they add a ton of flavor. Be careful not to completely cook the beef, you want the beef browned on all sides but not cooked all the way through.
  3. Remove the meat and set aside.
  4. Lower the heat and add the chopped onions, peppers, and garlic. Salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the beef stock and scrape up all the yummy brown bits. Add the tomato paste and remaining seasonings, stir to combine.
  6. Add the meat back to the pan.
  7. Finish the meal in a crockpot on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.
  8. Once the meat is completely tender and falling apart, the meal is done. Serve with cilantro rice and garnish with fresh cilantro.
Paul C. Tijerina

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Paul C. Tijerina | BS MFT CPT NLP | Nutritional Therapist & ATAVIST Life Coach

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