CARNE GUISADA (PUERTO RICAN STYLE BEEF STEW)

In keeping with my celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, I have decided to repost yet another of my favorite Puerto Rican recipes.  If you haven’t tried Carne Guisada before, I urge you, I beg you, I IMPLORE you to try it!  Really, it’s that good.

CARNE GUISADA (PUERTO RICAN STYLE BEEF STEW)
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs stew meat
  • 3-5 potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp recaito
  • 8-oz tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 10 olives, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
Instructions
  1. Place meat and salt in pan with enough water to cover.
  2. Cook at medium high heat until boiling, then lower heat and cook 45 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and drain.
  4. Peel and dice potatoes.
  5. Dice carrot and celery.
  6. Add recaito, tomato sauce, olives, potatoes, carrot, celery, bay leaves, olive oil and beef stock. Cook at moderate heat until boiling.
  7. Lower to medium heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring once.
  8. Add meat; continue to simmer at medium heat for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Serve with white rice and tostones.

 

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Until next time, Happy Cooking!  :)
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