South Texas Carne Guisada
Ingredients icon 11 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 Servings
Time icon 45 Minutes
Tags: Sirloin, Tex-Mex


  • 3 lbs. Sirloin

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 4 Tbsp. flour

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 clove garlic, mashed

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

  • ½ tsp. chili powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 can (11 oz.) beef broth

  • 4 flour tortillas, warmed

  • Sour cream, cheese and pico de gallo (optional)


  1. Cut beef into ¾-inch cubes. In large nonstick skillet or stock pot, sauté beef until brown, over MEDIUM heat. Add oil and flour and toss with beef until flour is brown. Add water and spices, stirring well.

  2. Add beef broth and reduce heat to MEDIUM-LOW. Simmer approximately 30 minutes until beef is tender. (If sauce seems too thin, add a bit more flour to desired consistency.)

  3. Place a warmed flour tortilla in a soup bowl and spoon the carne guisada into the “tortilla bowl”. Garnish with sour cream, cheese and pico de gallo, as desired.


May also be served casserole-style over rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 300; Total fat 11g (Sat. fat 3.5g; Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 85mg; Sodium 550mg; Total Carb. 17g; Fiber <1g; Total Sugars 1g; Protein 33g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (6% DV); Iron (25% DV); Potas. (16%DV)

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