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Carne de Res Guisada Beef Stewed with Tomato Sauce
Number of Servings 7-8   Serving Size 3/4 cup
Preparation Time 1 hour   Cooking Time 1 3/4 hour
Quantities Ingredients
2 poundsbeef chuck steak or rump roast
1 cupwater
1/2 teaspoonsalt (optional)
2 teaspoonscumin
1onion, chopped
1garlic clove, chopped
or 1/8 teaspoongarlic powder
1 cuptomato sauce
1/2 cupflour - mixed into 1/2 cup cold water
1 teaspoonground black pepper

Equipment Instructions
  • sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • sauce pan
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring spoon
  • measuring cups
  • blender or food processor (optional)

  1. Cut meat in 1 inch by 1/3 inch slices. Place in large saucepan.
  2. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Combine tomato sauce, onion and garlic in blender or food processor. Blend until pureed. (Mixture will be chunkier if you don't use blender or food processor).
  4. Add tomato mixture, cumin, black pepper to meat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. Add flour mixture and simmer 1/2 hour longer. Stir until it thickens.

NOTES: Variation: Add 1 large sliced or cubed potato to meat during last 1/2 hour cooking time. Add 3/4 cup canned or frozen peas during last 7 minutes of cooking.
Nutrition Information
Calories 300
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 4g
Protein 44g
Carbohydrates 4g
Fiber <1g
Sugar 1g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2%
Iron 35%

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