Mommy's Carne Guisada

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Serves: 6 - 8
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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 salt
1 large stew pot (or crock pot)
1 large sweet yellow onion (1015 or Vidallia), rough chopped
2 large tomatoes, rough chopped
2 c water

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Claudia Carranza Recipe
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McAllen, TX (pop. 129,877)
Member Since Dec 2009
Claudia's notes for this recipe:
This is my mother's recipe fore carne guisada. I STILL can't make it as yummy as hers! :)
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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.

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user 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
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Oct 8, 2010
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user 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. :)

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