South Texas Carne Guisada

Ingredients icon 18 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 Servings
Time icon 45 Minutes
Tags: Sirloin, Tex-Mex


  • 3 pounds Sirloin or beef stew meat

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 4 tablespoons flour

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1 clove minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 can (11 ounces) beef broth

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 flour tortillas, warmed


  1. Cut beef into 3/4 – inch cubes. In large nonstick skillet or stock pot, saute beef until brown, over medium heat. Add oil and flour and toss with beef until flour is brown. Add water and spices, stirring well.

  2. Add beef broth and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer approximately 30 minutes until beef is tender. (If sauce seems too thin, add a bit more flour to desired consistency.)

  3. Place a warmed flour tortilla in a soup bowl and spoon the carne guisada into the “tortilla bowl”. Garnish with sour cream, cheese and pico de gallo.


May also be served casserole-style over rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: (1 serving, 6 oz.) 319 calories; 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 43 mg cholesterol; 431 mg sodium; 25 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 31 g protein; 9.6 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.3 mcg vitamin B12; 3.4 mg iron; 44.2 mcg selenium; 5.1 mg zinc.

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