Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

3 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Beef simmered with garlic and peppers in a thick tomato sauce makes for a warm and satisfying dinner. A slow cooker turns a less expensive cut of meat into a flavorful stew. Serve it in flour tortillas or spoon over rice.

Prep: 15 minutes

Total: 6 hours, 15 minutes


2 1/2 pound beef chuck roast or bottom round; cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and 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 cloves garlic; 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 oz) diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
Flour tortillascilantro; warmed, for serving
Cheddar; grated, for serving
cilantro; for serving

Original recipe makes 8-10 Servings



1.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.

2.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. (Refrigerate cooled mixture in an airtight container, up to 3 days, or freeze, up to 2 months.)

Alert editor   

Was so good & easy to make

Calories Per Serving: 262 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Slow-Cooker Carne Guisada

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

This was so good. I made this tonight & will make it again soon. My husband loved it. I like that it was so easy to make. I didn't go by how the instructions said to make it, I cooked my meat (which I used stew meat) & peppers & onions & spices in the crockpot on high the night before & did the rest the next day. It turned out awesome.
HONYDO 3y ago

I made the mistake of not seasoning the meat, so that part of the dish was relatively bland. Regardless, this was still very tasty. Next time I will follow the directions!
Blaknblula 3y ago

Tasted great and more fool proof than "the family" recipe.
Kellyanngarcia 3y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free