After a couple of frustrating days, I think I am back on track with this blog. Hoping that my niece can help me work out the final details in the morning. Yay! Getting excited! Preparing dinner tonight for family. Carne guisada, frijoles con chorizo, sopa de conchas, chicken tortilla soup, salsa and tortillas. Tomorrow dinner with friends! Looking forward to it!
Do you cook low and slow?
I am a low and slow cooking girl in an instant pot world! Lol! This recipe for carne guisada is a basic, simple and tasty as it comes. The freshly blended tomato sauce and low and slow cooking, is the key to a good carne guisada. I like adding potatoes for a heartier dish.
Steak Ranchero Con Papa . Here is a variation on a carne guisada recipe.
The carne guisada can be eaten as is over rice or I like to serve warm tortillas for tacos or burritos. I liked the skirt steak alot better for this recipe. It was more flavorful and tender than the top round.
Carne Guisada Con Papa. Stewed Beef and Potato
- 2 pounds chuck roast, top round or skirt steak sliced thin
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 3 tablespoons Grapeseed or Olive oil
- 5 roma tomatoes quartered
- 1 medium white onion peeled and sliced in half (dice half of the onion and reserve it for later in the recipe)
- 2 cloves garlic sliced
- 1 to 2 serrano peppers chopped
- 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
- 4 cups of water or chicken broth I used broth
- 4 cups peeled and diced russet potatoes
- 1 large poblano, green or red bell pepper finely diced
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste or 1/2 cup tomato sauce optional
- Preheat 3-4 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet for a few minutes. Season the sliced beef with one teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin and oregano. Brown the beef in the hot oil.
- In the blender, combine the tomatoes, 1/2 of the onion, garlic, serranos, cilantro and 4 cups of water (or broth). Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend until smooth.
- To the beef, add the remaining diced onion, bell peppers and potatoes and cook for a few minutes. Add in the sauce from blender and tomato paste (or sauce). Bring to a boil, reduce heat and continue cooking(mostly covered) for a good 30-40 minutes or until sauce reduces and meat is tender. I usually like to add more spices as the beef cooks down. Add to your liking.
- Serve with a side of rice, beans and warm tortillas. The beef can be substituted with pork steaks or boneless chicken thighs, sliced.