Mommy's Carne Guisada

Mommy's Carne Guisada Recipe

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Claudia Carranza


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


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6 - 8
10 Min
2 Hr


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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
1 large
stew pot (or crock pot)
1 large
sweet yellow onion (1015 or Vidallia), rough chopped
2 large
tomatoes, rough chopped
2 c

How to Make Mommy's Carne Guisada


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Add Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin Powder, Garlic, V8. Stir to combine.
  • 3Reduce heat to Low.
  • 4Add Meat, Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Tomato, Cilantro.
  • 5Cover 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.
  • 6Turn off heat, let cool a few minutes before serving.
  • 7+ 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.
  • 8* 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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About Mommy's Carne Guisada

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

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