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mexican carne guisada

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Linda Bruno
San Antonio, TX

This is a family recipe handed down from the Mexican side of my family. Of course, no one makes it like my mom but I still try. Reheating it the next day is even better! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Try this Mexican Carne Guisada for Cinco de Mayo or your next taco night. The meat becomes tender and very flavorful. The tenderness is enhanced when the meat simmers in beef broth. That broth cooks down into a delicious sauce that coats the meat. These tacos have a real authentic flavor. Serve on tortillas with cheese, sour cream, and an extra sprinkle of fresh cilantro for a real treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 4-6
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mexican carne guisada

  • 1 lb
    flap steak or beef chuck
  • 1 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    beef broth
  • 1 pkg
    Sazon seasoning with cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1 pkg
    flour tortillas
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil

How To Make mexican carne guisada

  • Meat cut into bite-size pieces and seasoned.
    Chop meat into bite-sized pieces, sprinkle with Mexican seasoning salt and let sit for at least 30 minutes to tenderize a bit. Or, gently pound the meat before chopping with a meat tenderizer mallet.
  • Heating oil in a skillet.
    Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet or frying pan with lid at medium heat.
  • Sauteeing onions in the skillet.
    Sauté onion for 3 minutes.
  • Garlic added to the skillet.
    Then add garlic.
  • Beef added to the skillet.
    After another minute, add beef and reduce heat to medium-low while it browns.
  • Broth and seasoning added to the skillet.
    After it has browned, add the broth and the seasoning. Reduce heat to low.
  • Lid placed on the skillet.
    Cover the pan and simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender.
  • Stirring in fresh cilantro and salt.
    Add fresh cilantro as you salt for flavor.
  • Mexican Carne Guisada ready to be served.
    Serve in warmed flour tortillas with Mexican cheese and sour cream or fresh salsa for garnish!