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What’s for Dinner: Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada


Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

Everyday Food, November 2010

Serves 8-10

Tired of the same old tacos and burritos? Here’s a delicious recipe that uses the crock pot (yay!) and delivers a hearty and satisfying meal. You could also serve this meat over rice, alongside some veggies. 


2 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast or bottom round, cut into 1-inch pieces

coarse salt and ground pepper

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium white onion, diced medium

1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced medium

1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced small

5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

3/4 teaspoon chili powder

3/4 teaspoon dried oregano

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes

2 bay leaves

Flour tortillas, warmed, grated cheddar, and cilantro, for serving


Season beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over high. In two batches, cook beef until browned on all sides, 5 minutes per batch (add 2 teaspoons more oil for second batch). Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

In same skillet, cook 2 teaspoons oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic over medium, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until vegetables are tender, 5 minutes. Add cumin, chili powder, oregano, and flour and cook 1 minute. Slowly pour broth into skillet, stirring until liquid is smooth. Simmer 2 minutes, then transfer mixture to slow cooker, along with tomatoes and bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high 6 hours. Serve in tortillas with cheese and cilantro.

Cook's Note: Refrigerate cooled mixture in an airtight container, up to 3 days.

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