Carne Guisada ~ Beef Stew

Carne Guisada ~ Beef Stew Recipe Card
Carne Guisada ~ Beef Stew Recipe Card
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Carne Guisada is a Dominican recipe for a hearty Beef Stew with potato’s and carrots. Great for lunch or dinner this Dominican delight will hit the spot every time. The Dominican Sazon Seasoning has a distinctively savory taste. Made up of ground seasonings such as cumin, coriander, annatto and oregano, it is not spicy at all! It is actually very appealing and palatable in flavor.

Serve it up with some rice and a cold Delicia Dominicana cocktail.

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Carne Guisada ~ Beef Stew

Carne Guisada ~ Beef Stew

Recipe Author : David Taylor
Carne Guisada or Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with carrots, potatoes, scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin, and cilantro.

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Dominican
Servings 5 people
Calories 234 kcal


Dominican Sazon Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp coriander ground
  • 1 tbsp cumin ground
  • 1 tbsp annatto ground or 1 ½ tsp EACH: turmeric and sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper ground

For the Stew

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup scallions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 small tomatoes diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro minced
  • ¼ tsp adobo
  • lb beef stew meat cut into small chunks
  • cup beer
  • cup water
  • ½ tsp Dominican Sazon Seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 oz baby red potatoes halved or quartered
  • 5 oz carrots chopped


For the Dominican Sazon Seasoning

  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in a dry place.

For the Stove Top:

  • In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add scallions and garlic and sauté about 2 – 3 minutes; add tomatoes, cilantro and a pinch of salt. Cook another 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Add beef to the pot along with beer, water, adobo, Dominican Sazon Seasoning, and bay leaf.
  • Cover and simmer on low heat 1 1/2 hours.
  • Test to make sure beef is tender, if not cook another 15 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and carrots in the pot and cook until soft, about 20 minutes depending on the size.

For the Pressure Cooker:

  • In a large pressure cooker, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallions and garlic and sauté; about 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, and cilantro. Cook another 2 minutes stirring.
  • Add beef to the pot along with beer, water, adobo, Dominican Sazon Seasoning, bay leaf and salt if needed.
  • Cover pressure cooker; when the lid is locked, cook high pressure 45 minutes. Quick release.
  • Add the potatoes and carrots, cover and cook on high pressure about 8 minutes, or until tender. Quick release and serve.



Makes about 5 cups. Perfect served over 3/4 cup cooked rice.


Calories: 234kcal
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