Tula’s Carne Guisada

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Temp Low
Yield Serves 6-8

Leave it to Aunt Tula to whip up this scrumptious dish served in burritos.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 Pounds stew meat
  • 1 onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chunked (ore more if you like bell pepper)
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Flour for dredging meat
  • 1 to 2 Cans beef broth
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons carne guisada seasoning

Directions

  1. Step One

    Dredge meat, onion, pepper, and garlic in flour until well coated. Place them all in a 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. Step Two

    Mix 1 can of broth and carne guisada seasoning; pour over meat mixture. Add second can of broth, if needed. (Meat should be barely covered.)

  3. Step Three

    Cook on LOW for 7 to 10 hours.

  4. Step Four

    Stir at 7 hours to make sure the meat is not stuck together. (Tula cooks hers for 10 hours to get it really tender.)

  5. Step Five

    Serve with refried beans on flour tortillas, or dice about 4 potatoes, place in cooker with all other ingredients, and eat like a stew.

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  1. Shelly

    I love texmex! Keep posting more recipes :)

  2. Jerri

    Ok I am planning on making this one day this week. I went and did my weekly grocery shopping and couldnt find Carne Guisada seasoning. I found Carne Asada, is this the same thing? Will this work?

  3. Heather S.

    This is one of our favorite dinners but I make it a little different. I use rotel and also add pinto beans and potatoes. soo good!

  4. Nancy

    instead of Carne Guisada seasoning you can use 1/4 cup of chili powder, 1 cup flour, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tsp salt. combine this together in a bowl first then coat your meat mixture with it. I am actually making this now.

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  5. Stacey

    We’re going to make this one tomorrow. I’m so excited to try it because a friend shared this link with me on Facebook and I’ve been reading all your reviews/comments. We live in San Antonio and I scored the LAST container of carne guisada seasoning on the shelf at Wal-Mart today (must be popular)! Will let you know how it turned out but I already know it’s going to be fantastic!

  6. Lindsay

    This is AMAZING! I used 2 cans of beef broth, and as other posters mentioned, it is quite soupy. I just used a serving spoon with holes in it, and added a little juice, once the burrito was assembled. Also, I couldn’t find carne guisado seasoning. I did, however, find carne asada seasoning, and figured that would work, right? It did… Tastes delish! Can’t wait for my hubby to come home, so we can enjoy our dinner together!

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  7. sharon b.

    I wanted to share an addition that happened quite by accident. THis summer I made this and it turned out really “soupy”. We would just drain it and then eat it like a taco. My husband, out of desperation, added some noodles and he said that it was absolutely amazing. Next time I make this I am going to add some noodles which will help to “sop” up all that amazing goodness.

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  8. Susan G.

    I haven’t been able to try this one yet because I was unable to find the seasoning. Thanks so much to Susie for posting a link to order it direct from Fiesta! It was very easy and I just placed my order for two and can’t wait to make this recipe this week….finally!

  9. Aimee

    Aimee

    My family really enjoyed this one!

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  10. Andi M.

    Andi M.

    I enjoyed this one a lot, but I do like a bit more heat (Texas girl!), so I like Sharon’s idea to use a poblano. Good stuff! Makes a ton, too, so I’ll freeze some next time!

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  11. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Susie, thanks for letting us know.That was a pretty quick turnaround on the spice. Hope you love it as much as we do.

  12. Susie S.

    This is in my slow cooker right now…smells delicious! I, like many others, could not find the carne guisada seasoning. I ended up ordering it directly from Fiesta (http://www.fiestaspices.com/index.asp?page=carneguisadaseasoning). I ordered it on a Sunday and I had it by Wednesday. Either purchasing the seasoning or making your own, this dish is awesome!

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  13. Jen H.

    great easy recipe that we have made several times now. the burritos are soooo filling!!!!!! my 16 year old son could only eat one!!!!

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  14. sharon b.

    Yummy. I made this on Saturday and it made the house smell wonderful. I did make one change. I don’t like green peppers so I used a poblano pepper instead–it added some wonderful flavor and just a slight amout of heat. YUMMY!!!!

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  15. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    The great thing about this is there is a lot of room for experimentation. I would start with
    2 teaspoons of:
    cumin, garlic powder, chili powder
    1 teaspoon of:
    onion powder, oregeno
    1 tablespoon of:
    brown sugar
    You might add a little corn starch for thickener and don’t forget the salt & pepper.
    If you feel like you need to add more of anything, I would start with the cumin and garlic.

  16. April M.

    I am wanting to make this recipe but my local stores don’t carry the carne guisada seasoning. I noticed where you said you could make your own. I was wondering about how much of each seasoing I should use to create it?

    Thanks! :)

  17. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    That’s awesome, Catherine K! This one is super special since it’s from my Aunt Tula’s kitchen. So glad it was a hit, and your family loved it! Can’t wait for you to try more recipes, and find new favorites everyday!!! Happy Crockin’!

  18. Catherine K.

    This just looked so easy and interesting, I had to make it! My son LOVED it and had umpteen number of servings throughout the day yesterday! We have a little left… I may freeze it so we can have it again!

    It was so good, I ordered the book! Looking forward to many more crocked meals!

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  19. ray S.

    “cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, chili powder, oregano and salt and pepper.” That sounds almost exactly like my rub i use for Spare ribs – minus the Oregano.

  20. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Oh good…glad it worked out and you like it.

  21. Sara

    The guisada seasoning ingredients you listed worked out great! Thanks!

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  22. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Glad you liked it, girl. Love that Aunt Tula came up with this recipe! It saved me from buying burritos again and again…now I just make my own.

  23. Laurie

    This dish is DELICIOUS!! It made a ton, so we had plenty for leftovers. I will definitely make this one again and again!!!

  24. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Thanks for you comment. So glad you liked my Aunt Tula’s carne guisada.

  25. Terri M.

    Terri M.

    I added new potatoes and it turned about fabulous. Served it with pico and spanish rice. I am proud to report that there were no leftovers. My husband and two teenage boys “went to town” and told me it was a “keeper”!

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  26. Marlo Z.

    Another great dish! It would be great if you could add how to make your own carne guisada seasoning to the recipe. I googled it and it turned out great. But having it in the recipe would make it easier.

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  27. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Jane,
    Glad it was tasty and yummy. My Aunt Tula came up with this recipe to help me stop spending so much money at a local mexican restaurant…lol. If you want to thicken it up, you might want to add a cornstarch slurry. That should help.

  28. Jane L.

    I cannot find the carne guisada seasoning anywhere. I even went to a Mexican store and they did not have it. Can you tell me where I can get it? Thnks

  29. Michelle

    This was super yummy, but for some reason mine was to juicy to serve on my home made tortillas so I served it over rice with the tortillas on the side. Everyone loved it!!! Thanks for the recipe–easy and delicious can’t beat that lol :-)

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  30. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Sure thing, Sue! If I were to make my own, I would just mix together cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, chili powder, oregano and salt and pepper. Go heaviest on the cumin and garlic powder more than anything else. ENJOY and Happy Crockin’!

  31. sue b.

    Have not tried this yet because here in Minnesota we do not have carne guisada seasoning packets. Can you list the ingredients or suggest a substitute.

    Thankyou, sue

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