Beef Stew

Beef Stew Caribbean Style (Carne Guisada)

Carne Guisada is part of a traditional meal in the Dominican Republic.  This beef stew is frequently combined with Fluffy white rice and creamy homemade beans. The combination of the three is called “La Bandera Dominicana” (Dominican flag). If you never had the opportunity to taste  Carne Guisada, I highly encourage you to give this recipe a try. Just 4 simple steps! 

Latin America beef stew

Beef Stew Caribbean Style “Carne Guisada” 

 Every country in Latin America has its twist to this staple beef stew recipe. Today, I want to share my version of beef stew with you. This beef stew or Carne Guisada was always one of my mom’s go-to’s when I was a child. Since then, it has been one of my favorite dishes.

Ingredients: 

Carne guisada recipe

  • 1& 1/2 pounds  Beef Sirloin (cubed cut)
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 red small bell pepper
  • 1/2 green small bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • 1 small red onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup olives, capers
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon salt ( I use kosher salt)
  • 1 bay leaf

How to make “Carne Guisada” Beef  Stew Caribbean-Style:

The first step is to roughly chop the vegetables and set aside.  Then, proceed to season the meat with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder,  1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/3 teaspoon oregano, 1/3 teaspoon onion powder and 1 tablespoon salt,  You can also add  a tablespoon of my delicious and flavorful Sofrito (optional)

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Next, in a non-stick pan, over medium-high heat, pour a teaspoon of oil. Place the beef cubes in the pan and let them cook for about 3 minutes each side. If the meat gets stuck to the pan when you try to flip, it means it’s not ready. Just patiently wait until it seamlessly releases off the pan. beef recipe

Then, after the meat has lightly browned add 1 cup of tomato sauce, olives,  red and green peppers, onion, 1 bay leaf

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Lastly,  add 2 cups of water, cover the pan, and lower heat to the lowest temperature. Continue cooking for about 40 minutes or until the meat is soft and tender.

easy beef stew

Beef Sirloin Stew

*Undoubtedly, you can make this beef stew in your instant pot or slow cooker.

Pair this Carne Guisada with a side of  Fluffy White Rice and a side salad Enjoy!

Beef Stew

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Beef-Stew-Caribbean-Style

BEEF STEW CARIBBEAN STYLE (CARNE GUISADA)

If you never had the opportunity to taste this beef stew, I highly encourage you to give this recipe a try. Just 4 simple steps!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword beef stew, carne,, ground beef,
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds beef sirloin (cubed cut)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic poweder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt (I use kosher salt).
  • 1/3 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ small red pepper diced
  • ½ small green pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup olives, pimientos and capers (alcaparados)
  • 1 small red onion (diced)
  • 1 small plum tomato (diced)
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  1. The first step is to roughly chop the vegetables and set aside.  Then, proceed to season the meat with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder,  1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/3 teaspoon oregano, 1/3 teaspoon onion powder and 1 tablespoon salt,  You can also add  a tablespoon of my delicious and flavorful Sofrito (optional)

  2. In a non-stick pan, over a medium-high temperature pour some olive oil. Place the beef cubes in the pan and let them cook for about 3 minutes each side. If the meat gets stuck to the pan when you try to flip, it means is not ready. Just wait until it releases easily.

  3. After the meat has lightly browned, add olives, peppers, onion, Jalapeno, bay leaf and tomato sauce.

  4. Lower the temperature and add 2 cups of water and cover the pan. Continue cooking for about 40 minutes or until the meat is soft and tender.

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Recipe Notes

 

 
 
Nutrition Facts
BEEF STEW CARIBBEAN STYLE (CARNE GUISADA)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1623mg68%
Potassium 592mg17%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 548IU11%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate).

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2 Comments

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    Such a delicious and hearty looking meal. The perfect dish for fall and winter meals

     
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    This looks a recipe I could really sink my teeth into! Thanks for sharing. 😀

     

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