Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)

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Cooking Method: Stove Top


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

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Jeanne Benavidez Recipe
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Odessa, TX (pop. 99,940)
Member Since Oct 2010
Jeanne's notes for this recipe:
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. ;)
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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.

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user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - Nov 7, 2011
Thanks for sharing with more groups, Cindy.
user Jeanne Benavidez jeanneben - Feb 22, 2012
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user cathy montano snuggless - Apr 10, 2012
looks so delicious , never did a guisado in the crock pot! have to try..thank you for sharing

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