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Gluten-Free Carne Guisada


Gluten-Free Carne Guisada

Gluten-Free Carne Guisada with Salad and Shredded Cheese


Tender chunks of meat, spices and flavorful vegetables braised together make a fragrant Mexican version of beef stew called Carne Guisada.

The flavors of Carne Guisada are ideal for a simple family dinner.  My husband likes it on the mild side, and I kick it up with extra Pico de Gallo or Salsa on mine.

With a few accompaniments like tortillas, tossed salad, shredded cheese or guacamole, Gluten-Free Carne Guisada makes a meal worthy of guests.

If you haven’t tried a TexMex version of beef stew, you’ll enjoy this!


Gluten-Free Carne Guisada

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Makes 6 – 8 servings


  • 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 (omit the dredging for low carb).

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.

Serve. A tossed salad, more salsa or pico de gallo, some shredded cheese or a spoonful of guacamole are good accompaniments.

Makes 6 – 8 servings.


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