Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)

Yield: 6

Active Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 2 1/2 hrs


  • 2 1/2 lbs chuck roast, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Toss meat pieces with flour, then brown quickly in oil in an ovenproof Dutch oven.

Add onion, garlic, jalapeƱo, beef stock, tomato paste, cumin and chili powder; bring to a simmer on the stove.

Cover Dutch oven and place in the preheated oven, baking for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours, until meat is extremely tender.

Serve as is, or on rice, or folded into warm tortillas.