Carne Guisada San Antonio Style

Motts Demerl


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!

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 Min
4 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


3 lb
beef chuck, boneless
1 large
white onion
1 medium
jalapeno pepper
2 large
1 large
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


1Cut the roast into 1 inch cubes and using the tblspn of Salt season the beef evenly
2Thinly slice the 3 cloves of Garlic
3I use a Mandolin and slice the (de-seeded fresh)JalapeƱo and Onion very thin
4Quarter both Tomatoes and de-seed and finely chop the bell pepper
5In 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
6Add 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
7During 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!
8Serve 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!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy