Wednesday, December 1, 2010

slow-cooker carne guisada... 6 hours and 15 minutes

the goods:

2 and 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium white onion, diced medium
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and diced medium
1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced small (optional)
5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cumin
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 and 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
2 bay leaves
flour tortillas, grated cheddar, sour cream, and cilantro, for serving

Season beef with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over high. In two batches, cook beef until browned on all sides, 5 minutes per batch (add 2 teaspoons more oil for second batch). Transfer to a slow-cooker. In same skillet, cook 2 teaspoons oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno (if using), and garlic over medium, stirring and scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until vegetables are tender, 5 minutes.

Add cumin, chili powder, oregano, and flour and cook 1 minute. Slowly pour broth into skillet, stirring until liquid is smooth. Simmer 2 minutes, then transfer mixture to slow cooker, along with tomatoes and bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high 6 hours.

Serve in tortillas with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.


Becca said...

Britta, I just put everything in the crockpot for dinner tonight. I can't wait! It looks wonderful. I just thought I'd let you know that the bell pepper is missing from the ingredient list.

Mlizann said...

I made this in the crock pot this morning to cook all day! By lunch time we couldn't stay out of it!!! Instead of diced tomato's I used a can of original rotel. My boyfriend said it is the best he's ever had!


Mlizann said...

Amazing! My husband loves this!!

Anonymous said...

My husbands favorite!

chasity Aguilar said...

Adding carrots & pepper rica. Didn't have fresh garlic so using powdered garlic. I also used mild rotel. Changed the plain chicken brooth out for one with tomatoe added. Let's see how this goes.

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