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carne guisada san antonio style

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Motts Demerl
San Antonio, TX

If you're missing a Taste of San Antonio, this Carne Guisada recipe will take you back to Fiesta!!! I've used this in the place of Chili for Chili Cheese Dogs and have also made Frito Pie using the Carne Guisada and it was out of this world!!! Better than Taco Cabana's Carne Guisada, perfect for Breakfast tacos, served in a Torta or on a plate with Spanish Rice, refried Beans and fresh Flour Tortillas! Now all you need is an Ice Cold Big Red or a Modeleo Especial!

(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 4 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For carne guisada san antonio style

  • 3 lb
    beef chuck, boneless
  • 1 lg
    white onion
  • 1 md
    jalapeno pepper
  • 2 lg
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper
  • 3 clove
  • 3 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    lard or butter
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 pinch
    mexican oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn masa or flour
  • 1/2 c

How To Make carne guisada san antonio style

  • 1
    Cut the roast into 1 inch cubes and using the tblspn of Salt season the beef evenly
  • 2
    Thinly slice the 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 3
    I use a Mandolin and slice the (de-seeded fresh)Jalapeño and Onion very thin
  • 4
    Quarter both Tomatoes and de-seed and finely chop the bell pepper
  • 5
    In a Large pot add the Lard or Butter (oil can be used) and turn to medium adding the Beef then the Tomatoes then the Onion the the Peppers
  • 6
    Add the remaining spices over the top and using a large spoon stir the ingredients together,,cover with lid and turn to Low cooking for 3 1/2 - 4 hours
  • 7
    During the Last 20 minutes of cooking stir the tablespoon of Corn Masa into the 1/2 cup of water and add to the Carne Guisada to tighten up the gravy and continue to cook!
  • 8
    Serve on warm Flour Tortillas with Cheese and now you're in Carne Guisada Tex-Mex Heaven... Now just grab yourself a Cold Big Red and Enjoy! All my friends who have had this said it Rivals the best places in San Antonio!