Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada recipe

You can say a blog is your own world. I love that about my blog. It’s all ME. With that being said, HAPPY October!!!!! I AM so excited that we can now welcome the holidays. Halloween, Turkey day & Christmas can now make its way to our homes. How you all know that I am Christmas crazy, I kind of already want to start decorating. Crazy much? I decided to just try to get through Halloween and Turkey day first. Of course that means I already have Halloween decorations up on my work desk & I can’t stop staring at them. They make me happy. The most exciting part about this month is HALLOWEEN TOWN. The best Halloween movie ever. Yes I am a Disney kid at heart & always will be. You’d think at the age of 26 I’d stop watching it but, nope, I won’t stop. Halloween town is the cutest Disney movie ever and they play it a million times every year. It’s so perfect for Halloween!

Carne Guisada

Its fall and fall calls for COMFORT FOOD! Carne Guisada is a very famous dish in my house hold. It goes with a side of white rice, red beans, sweet plantains and salad. Okay maybe that’s just the way I like it! Hehe.Carne Guisada, in translation, is beef stew. I suggest you take your time cooking this amazing dish so that it is pulled apartable (which is not a word) when you eat it. The art in this dish is making the meat as soft as possible. It’s juicy. Really Juicy. I love it! You’ll definitely love this easy Carne Guisada (beef stew) Recipe.

Carne Guisada Recipe

DSC_0697Ingredients

  • 2 Packs of meat chunks
  • 3 Chopped Carrots
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of Oregano
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp of Adobo
  • 1 1/2 Packets of Culantro y Achiote
  • 1 Whole Onion
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup of Cilantro
  • 3 Culantro Leafs
  • 1/2 a cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette 
  • 1 can of tomato sauce 
  • Lime for cleaning the meat
  • 3 Table spoons of Cooking Oil

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Place the meat in a bowl. Wash with water. Now, add lime to the meat, make sure to rub the meat really good to clean the meat. ( I personally don’t like to see or smell the blood. If you like the blood skip this part) rinse the meat once again with water. Cut the meat chunks in to smaller meat chunks.

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After you rinse the meat, add 1 1 /2 tablespoons of oregano, 1 1 /2 tablespoons of Adobo and 1 1/2 packets of culantro y achiote. Mix together and Set bowl aside. Set stove to high heat. Add 3 table spoons of cooking oil to a pot. DSC_0712

 

Once the oil is hot add the meat to the pot. Stir the meat until the sides of the chicken are brown. DSC_0713

 

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Set stove to medium- high heat. Then chop the carrots, Onions, Cilantro and Culantro. DSC_0716DSC_0726

Now, add the carrots, onions, garlic, cilantro and culantro to the pot & stir.DSC_0730

Once your done stirring everything together, add  3 cups of water. Try to have the meat submerged in the water.DSC_0721 Cover the pot & let cook for about 45 minutes. Test the meat and check to make sure its soft. If it is soft, its ready for the rest of the ingredients. 

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Set stove to medium heat. Now, add 1 can of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of balsamic vinaigrette & stir. DSC_0781 

Let the meat marinate in these amazing ingredients for about 10 to 15 minutes. It should look like this. Carne Guisada recipe

Here you have it! Carne Guisada Recipe ( beef stew recipe) you can eat this with a side of mash potatoes, rice or vegetables. Enjoy 🙂