Gluten-Free Carne Guisada
Tender chunks of meat, spices and flavorful vegetables braised together make a fragrant Mexican version of beef stew called Carne Guisada.
With a few accompaniments like tortillas, tossed salad, shredded cheese or guacamole, Gluten-Free Carne Guisada makes a meal worthy of guests.
Tender chunks of meat, spices and flavorful vegetables braised together make a fragrant Mexican version of beef stew called Carne Guisada..
- 1/4 Cup Gluten-Free Flour, optional (omit for low carb)
- 1 Teaspoon Salt, to taste
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 2 Pounds Beef Stew Meat, cut in 1/2" cubes
- 3 Tablespoons Oil
- 1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Cup Tomatoes, chopped, optional (omit for low carb)
- 3 Cups Potatoes, cubed, optional (omit for low carb)
- 2 Cups Gluten-Free Stock, or Water
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder, to taste (be sure to check for gluten, corn starch or other additives)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin, optional
- 1/4 Cup Green Pepper, chopped, optional
- 1/2 Cup Gluten-Free Salsa or Pico de Gallo, optional
- Water as needed
- 1 Jalapeno or Sweet Red Pepper, seeded and sliced lengthwise, optional, for garnish
- 12 - 16 Gluten-Free Tortillas, warmed, optional (omit for low carb)
Combine flour, salt and pepper; dredge the meat cubes.
In large skillet or Dutch oven with a lid, brown meat on both sides in hot oil.
Add remaining ingredients except for extra water, pepper strips, and tortillas.
Cover; cook over low heat about 1-1/2 hours or till tender. Check from time to time to see if mixture is drying out too much. Add a little water if needed to maintain at least an inch of liquid in the pan.
Skim off any excess fat.
Adjust seasoning to taste.
Spoon meat and gravy into a bowl or onto a warm tortilla; garnish with jalapeno or sweet red pepper strips.
Makes 6 - 8 servings.
This gluten-free recipe is designed for those with gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or celiac (coeliac) disease, but I’ve found that people who have no food allergies like it, too. It’s one of my whole foods gluten-free recipes intended for a barley-free, rye-free and wheat-free diet. It’s also dairy-free (don’t accompany with cheese), egg-free, nut-free and refined sugar-free. It can be corn-free if the chili powder and the tortillas have no corn in them. It can also be suitable for a low-carb diet.
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