Carne Guisada for the Instant Pot

Carne means meat, but it is often used to refer to specifically to beef, and guisada means stew. This flavorful Mexican beef stew is perfect for serving over rice or with tortillas. Its wonderful aroma as it simmers in the slow cooker will have you anxiously awaiting dinnertime.

Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)These instructions are for making Carne Guisada in the Instant Pot; you can find the instructions for the slow cooker here.

Drain juice from tomatoes with green chilies into a 2 cup measuring cup. While it is draining, put 3/4 cup water in Instant Pot and add meat. This is when you are supposed to add salt and pepper, but I forgot. Luckily, this is a very forgiving recipe so it doesn’t matter – you can season it after it cooks just as easily.

Place tomatoes with green chilies over meat, and add garlic, onion, and green pepper.

Carne Guisada: Add the tomatoes and green chilies, onion, green pepper, and garlic

Cook on manual pressure (high if you have the option; my IP only has one button for manual pressure cooking) for 25 minutes. NPR for 15 minutes, then release pressure and open lid.

Add chili powder, oregano, and cumin to cooked beef and stir. Feel free to spice it up—this is the way my family likes it, but adjust the seasonings to your preference.

Carne Guisada: Add chili powder, oregano, and cumin to cooked beef

Add enough water to the reserved juice from tomatoes with green chilies to make 1-½ cups liquid. Heat liquid in microwave or on stovetop. Add flour to liquid and mix well.

Carne Guisada: Add flour to reserved juices and waterAdd flour mixture to cooked meat and stir to blend well.

Carne Guisada: Add thickened juices to meat and stir to blendCarne Guisada: Add thickened juices to meat and stir to blend

Cook on sauté mode for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, to thicken the sauce. Turn off Instant Pot to stop the hard boil, and let sit for 10 minutes. Turn back on to slow cooker mode to keep warm while serving.

Garnish with cilantro, cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream, and serve with tortillas for dipping.

Serve carne guisada with tortillas, sour cream, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and cilantro

Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)

Carne Guisada for the Instant Pot

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories per Serving: 217
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3-4 lbs beef stew meat
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 20 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies or plain diced tomatoes, reserve juices
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Garnishes:

  • fresh cilantro
  • grated cheese
  • pico de gallo
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Put water in Instant Pot and add meat. Salt and pepper as desired. Drain juice from tomatoes with green chilies into a 2 cup measuring cup and place tomatoes with green chilies over meat. Add garlic, onion, and green pepper. Cook on manual pressure (high if you have the option) for 25 minutes. NPR for 15 minutes, then release pressure and open lid.
  • Add spices and stir. Add enough water to the reserved juice from tomatoes with green chilies to make 1-½ cups liquid. Heat liquid in microwave or on stovetop. Add flour to liquid and mix well. Add flour mixture to cooked meat and stir to blend well. Cook on sauté mode for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, to thicken the sauce. Turn off Instant Pot to stop the hard boil, and let sit for 10 minutes. Turn back on to slow cooker mode to keep warm while serving.
  • Garnish with cilantro, cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and serve with tortillas for dipping.

Notes

  1. If you prefer mild vs. spicy food, substitute the canned tomatoes for the tomatoes with green chilies.
  2. Leftovers from Carne Guisada can be used to make beef enchiladas, Tex-Mex Beef Casserole, or burritos.
  3. These instructions are for making Carne Guisada in the Instant Pot; you can find the instructions for the slow cooker here.
  4. Nutrition data does not include garnishes.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

Carne Guisada (Mexican Beef Stew)

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