Jeanne Benavidez Recipe

Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)

By Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben

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Jeanne's Story

This was one of my mother-in-law's recipes and I just loved it. Of course she didn't even own a crock pot so everything was done "old school". I adapted her recipe to a crock pot version and it turns out similar to hers. Of course nobody can cook like or mothers and mother-in-laws but my husband let this pass. ;)


3 lb
beef stew meat
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chilies, (rotel) medium or hot
1 Tbsp
chopped garlic
1 large
onion, chopped
2 large
potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
mexican oregano
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
salt, or to taste
1 tsp
ground black pepper, or to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Place stew meat, 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper in crock pot.
Drain juice from tomatoes into measuring cup.
Add tomatoes, garlic, onions and potatoes to crock pot.
Blend juice from tomatoes and enough water to equal 2 cups liquid. Add cumin, oregano, and chili powder and flour into tomato juice mixture and mix well. Add to crock pot.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook on LOW for 6 - 7 hours until sauce is thickened and meat and veggies are tender.
Great served with warm flour tortillas.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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Jovonna Crater jovonnac
Jun 12, 2014
how many does this serve I am planning to make it for a church potluck
Jan 19, 2014 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN" (PLEASE, Mexican foods and drinks ONLY)
Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben
Apr 2, 2013
You're very welcome, Yvonne. I am so glad that your family enjoyed this recipe. ;)
Yvonne Galindo ygalindo23
Apr 1, 2013
My family loved this recipe, will definitely make this again. Thanks :-)
cathy montano snuggless
Apr 10, 2012
well im sure they loved looks so good..can't wait to try it..:)