August 1, 2011

Carne Guisada with cheese...Please!

You all know how I love my Mexican food...and if you have not had this or even heard of are in for a treat! Carne guisada is one of my absolute FAVORITE Mexican dishes! It's slow cooked beef in gravy with diced potatoes and you can eat it in a taco, over rice, by itself or however your little heart desires. Whatever you do...make sure you put cheese on it! Mmmmm. I decided to make a big batch on last Sunday since my plans of laying by the pool were foiled once again by the weather...and then we enjoyed it for lunch at the office the next day!

Carne Guisada

4lbs top sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 potatoes, diced
1 - 2 cups water
1 beef bouillon cube
3 tablespoons tomato knorr
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
salt & pepper, to taste
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the oil over med/high heat. Coat the meat with the flour, salt and pepper. Brown the meat until browned on all sides.
Add the water, potatoes, bouillon, knorr, cumin and oregano. Cover and simmer for 3 or more hours, stirring occasionally.
NOTE- I ended up needing to thicken it a little. I had some leftover bacon grease and made a roux with that and was a delicious addition.

I doubled the recipe...that is why it looks like so much!
The sun was a little bright! Not the best pic!

 Serve it with Authentic Mexican Rice and Homemade Flour Tortillas!

 Once again, sorry for the lack of posting...BUSY.BUSY.BUSY! I am stockpiling alot of good dishes for you though :)
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Jessica said...

I knew I could count on you to show me something to do with my Knorr tomato bouillon! I literally picked it up at the store on Friday thinking, "Steph will definitely use this in one of her recipes." I'm totally on this recipe, love that you're using a leaner beef!! EXCITEZ!

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

My mouth is watering!! This sounds so good.

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Savannah McQueen said...

This looks very good. I plan to try it soon. Glad I found you on Tasty Kitchen.

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