Carne Guisada Recipe
When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a hearty, satisfying bowl of stew. Carne Guisada, which translates to “stewed meat,” is a rich beef stew that will warm you from the inside out. The delicious Mexican stew relies on hands-off, low and slow cooking, where a large Dutch oven turns a less expensive cut of meat—chuck roast—into a flavorful stew. Like any classic braise, the meat becomes more tender and the flavors more concentrated with time and patience. And the beef simmered with jalapeño peppers, onions, celery, and spicy seasonings in a thick tomato paste makes for the perfect filling for burrito bowls or tacos. The aromas alone from this slow-cooked stew will make it hard to wait until serving time. This is a perfect make-ahead dish for entertaining friends and can be served as you would chili with these toppings: sour cream, store-bought salsa verde, sliced red jalapeños, or chopped green onions. Serve it in flour tortillas or spoon over rice to get more mileage out of this meal.