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carne guisada with potatoes in a blue cast iron enameled skillet
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Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada with tender beef slices and potatoes braised in tomatoes for an easy weeknight dinner. It's hearty, tasty and fantastic with rice!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 605kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 pounds chuck steak, sliced thinly
  • 3 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 cup water or beef broth
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a dutch oven or wide skillet over medium heat, heat oil.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  • Add beef and cook until lightly browned.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, mashing with the back of a spoon, until softened and release juice.
  • Add water or broth. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top.
  • Add chili peppers.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 40 to 50 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • Add potatoes and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and sauce is reduced and thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 1365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 8.5mg