Today I’m sharing with you my carne guisada recipe, which is a Latin beef stew. I say Latin because depending on who you ask, some say it originates in Mexico while others say Puerto Rico or Columbia!

Easy Carne Guisada




– Chuck roast – Avocado oil – Onion & garlic – Flour – Salt – Tomato paste – Diced tomatoes – Water or broth – Potatoes – Green bell pepper – Herbs & spices

8 people

2 hrs 55 mins

Step 1

Move the oven rack to the bottom leaving enough room between racks so the Dutch oven can fit inside. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

Add oil to the Dutch oven and heat over medium heat on the stove. Cook in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pot. Add half of the beef to the pot, season with salt and pepper, and brown the cubes for 7-10 minutes.

Step 3

Once all of the beef has been seared, add all of the pieces back into the pot. Add the onions, stir and cook for about 5 minutes until the onions are soft. Again, stir occasionally.

Step 4

Stir in the tomato paste, garlic, chili powder, oregano, coriander, cumin, and Montreal steak spice and cook for another minute. Stir a few times then sprinkle in the flour, stir, and continue cooking for another minute.

Step 5

Lastly, add the tomatoes and water (or broth) and bring it to a simmer. Stir everything once more and cover with a lid.

Step 6

Bake in the oven for 1.5 hours then carefully remove the Dutch oven from the oven. Stir in the potatoes and green peppers, replace the lid and continue cooking in the oven for another 45 minutes. The beef and potatoes should be nice and tender.