Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crock Pot Carne Guisado

This past fall my husband and I went down to the Hispanic Festival in downtown Grand Rapids to eat some mexican food (which we both LOVE). One of the dishes we had was called Carne Guisade, which was slow cooked beef with potatoes in a smoky tomato-ey sauce. I have been unsuccessful at trying to find a recipe that is here is my try at making it! We were both VERY happy with the way this turned out! It was very yummy! If you like a little more spice, add some more of the chipotle peppers, I was feeding this to a 6 year old, so I didn't want to add too much spice.... Definitely going to do this one again!

Crock Pot Carne Guisado

2 Lbs beef rib steaks, cut into 1/2- 1 inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 red potatoes, peeled, and cubed
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce from a small can
3 bay leaves
dash of cumin
dash of chili powder
salt and pepper

1. Combine the beef, onion, garlic, and potatoes in the crock pot.
2. In a food processor, combine tomato sauce, peppers, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Pulse until blended.
3. Add the tomato sauce to the crockpot, stir to combine, add a little water if needed, add the bay leaves, and set to High for 2 hours (I always start out on high to get it going). Then switch to low for 6 hours.
4. Serve with rice, or with all sorts of taco toppings, or make into enchiladas, using the sauce as enchilada sauce.

We warmed some corn tortillas, topped them with rice, then the guisado, sour cream, guacamole, cheese

My husbands masterpiece:

And I added chopped tomatoes, and black olives, making it look more like nachos:


  1. We'll have to try this, sounds like something Matt would love

  2. I would highly suggest you do try this! Mike has already asked me to make it again soon!