Skinnytaste > Main Ingredient > Beef Recipes > Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it’s a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!

Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

I love coming home to a great slow cooker dinner. A few of my favorite beef crock pot recipes are Cubed Steak with Peppers and Olives, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and Quick Beef Chili.

Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!

Last week I was on a cruise to the Bahamas from New York having fun in the sun. I was hoping to return to Spring weather but so far March is starting off really cold in New York. This Latin beef stew is the perfect way to warm up and it’s a favorite in my home. A bit different than traditional beef stew because the meat and potatoes simmer with light beer, scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin, achiote (also known as annato) and spices. If you can’t find achiote which is traditionally used in Latin cuisine and can be purchased at any Latin market or on Amazon, no worries, you can use Badia Sazon or even sweet paprika instead. If you prefer to make this without beer, you can replace it with water, it will still taste great.

I usually make it on the stove, but with some minor adjustments I was able to make this in the slow cooker. If you don’t have a slow cooker you can see the stove top recipe here. Pictured here I served this over brown rice with some avocado on the side. Enjoy!

And since so many are asking, I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker. I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This crock pot is so great, I actually own two!

Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!
Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!
Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!
Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!

Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

5 from 8 votes
3
Cals:263
Protein:32
Carbs:17
Fat:7
Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Latin
Crock pot carne guisada is a slow cooked Latin beef stew with baby red potatoes and Latin seasonings. Serve this topped with fresh aji picante – it's a must and really brightens the flavors and rounds out the dish!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 hrs 20 mins
Total: 6 hrs 30 mins
Yield: 5 servings
Serving Size: 1 scant cup

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup scallions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 1 1/2 lb choice Top round beef stew cut into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light beer I used Corona light
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dry adobo seasoning or seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground achiote or Badia Sazon, or paprika
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 10 oz baby red potatoes halved or quartered

For Topping:

Instructions

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 2 - 3 minutes; add tomatoes, cilantro and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook another 2 minutes, then place in the slow cooker.
  • Wipe the skillet, add remaining oil and increase the heat to medium high.
  • Add the beef and brown on all side, about 4 minutes.
  • Season with salt to taste and sprinkle flour over the meat, cook 1 minute turning often, then add to the slow cooker.
  • Add beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Add potatoes and cover, cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours or until beef is tender and the potatoes are cooked through.

Last Step:

Please leave a rating and comment letting us know how you liked this recipe! This helps our business to thrive and continue providing free, high-quality recipes for you.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 scant cup, Calories: 263 kcal, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 276 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 1 g

Categories:

Rate and review this recipe!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this Recipe:




138 comments on “Crock Pot Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)”

  1. I changed the recipe a bit. Instead of 1/3 cup of water and beer, I added about 4 oz each, to make sure all ingredients were cover and added carrots. Also, I continue to slow cook until the beef began to shred. Meat is tender, juicy and with much flavor as I also added Italian Herbs and ground Medley peppercorns to taste. Will eat one serving and freezing the rest. On to my next recipe!

  2. Avatar photo
    Brooke Moriarty

    Best beef stew ever.  So delicious and flavorful especially with the Aji Picante on top. Will add to the normal rotation.  

  3. Avatar photo
    Yummy, satisfying

    I had this at my sister in laws & it was delicious!! Looking forward to making it at our house now.