Slow Cooker Carne Guisada
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Simple, flavorful Tex-Mex dinner made in the slow cooker. This one is quick to prepare for the freezer and so fast to get started in the slow cooker. Wrap the cooked Carne Guisada into a tortilla, or serve over rice. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) stew beef
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 2 - tsp garlic powder
  • 2 - tsp cumin
  • 2 - tsp salt
  • 1 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 8 - flour tortillas**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - refried beans**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Finely chop the white onion. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  2. Open the can of tomato sauce.
  3. Place the beef roast into the base of the slow cooker and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Then, sprinkle around the green bell pepper and onion pieces.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the tomato sauce, garlic powder, ground cumin, and salt. Pour directly over the stew beef and veggies in the slow cooker.
  5. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  6. Prepare salad.
  7. Warm the refried beans.
  8. Serve Slow Cooker Carne Guisada wrapped up in a tortilla with a side of refried beans and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Finely chop 2 small white onions. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  2. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the chopped onions and bell peppers
  • Half of the tomato-spice mixture

Remove as much air as you can and seal. Freeze up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides, and over rice instead of wrapped in tortillas.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Carne Guisada

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks and serve in tortillas.
Serve with salad and warm refried beans.