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San Antonio-Style Carne Guisada

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“This mexican stew/meat with gravy recipe is a marriage between EdsGirlAngie's recipe and the recipe on the Bolner's Fiesta Brand Extra Fancy Carne Guisada spice bottle with a few modifications by me.”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs stew meat, cut in bite-size pieces
  • 6 -7 tablespoons bolner's fiesta brand extra fancy carne guisada seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons red peppers (or more if spicier is desired)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (may substitute Veg. oil or olive oil)
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 -3 serrano peppers, seeded and minced (or add more, with seeds if spicier is desired)
  • 3 cups beef stock (or sub other stock)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste


  1. Combine Seasoning, Cumin Powder, Chili Powder and Red Pepper in a bowl and dredge the meat through it.
  2. Lightly brown meat in Coconut or Vegetable oil in large sauce pan on stove along with minced fresh garlic and chopped onions.
  3. Add minced Serrano Peppers (may want to wear kitchen gloves while mincing).
  4. Mix together some of the Beef Stock and Tomato Paste and add to beef along with the rest of the stock.
  5. Simmer for about 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, or put on low in crock pot. Test for desired tenderness.
  6. Serve with flour tortillas, grated cheese, sour cream and shredded lettuce.
  7. May also serve with Spanish rice, and Refried beans.

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