Mommy's Carne Guisada

Claudia Carranza Recipe

By Claudia Carranza ccarranza

6 - 8
10 Min
2 Hr

This is my mother's recipe fore carne guisada. I STILL can't make it as yummy as hers! :)

pinch tips: How to Cook an Over Easy Egg


1 can(s)
(8oz) V8
2 tsp
black pepper
6 sprig(s)
cilantro, fresh
1/8 c
cumin powder (cumino)
2 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1/2 large
green bell pepper, seeded, julianne+
2 lb
lean sirloin, cubed
2 Tbsp
masa harina*
2 Tbsp
1 large
stew pot (or crock pot)
1 large
sweet yellow onion (1015 or Vidallia), rough chopped
2 large
tomatoes, rough chopped
2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

In Large Stew Pot, combine Water and Masa Harina over Medium heat. Stir until dissolved.

USING A CROCK POT: Dissolve Masa Harina in the Water in a seperate stew pot or microwave safe dish, then pour into crock pot. Continue recipe.
Add Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin Powder, Garlic, V8. Stir to combine.
Reduce heat to Low.
Add Meat, Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Tomato, Cilantro.
Cover and ignore for 2-4 hours.

USING A CROCK POT: Dish can be set to cook all day if you are a career mommy/daddy with a day job.
Turn off heat, let cool a few minutes before serving.
+ Yellow Bell Pepper may be substituted for Green Bell Pepper if there is a sensative stomach coming to dinner. For added mildness, remove the inner membrane before adding to the dish.
* For thicker sauce, increase this amount. Be sure to taste and adjust the rest of the seasonings to avoid any corn taste coming through.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

You May Also Like:


JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Aug 23, 2010
This sounds great, I live in New Mexico and we love Mexican food I was trying to figure out what to fix for dinner. I was thinking about fixing Carne Adovada with Rice for dinner so I typed in Carne and pressed enter and came across your recipe. I am going to save this it looks great...Thank you I will have to make this....I love to use Masa Harina. We can buy it already mixed or dry and mix your own........Thanks again
Oct 8, 2010 - JoSele Swopes shared this recipe with discussion group: South Western Cooking
Isabel Vela christinabel
Aug 12, 2011
I just saw your recipe...looks good! I was in Mcallen about a month ago visiting family. Seeing that your from So. Texas made me check out your recipe 'cuz I love the food down this way. I'll be trying this soon. :)