Chipotle Carne Guisada

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Chipotle peppers and adobo sauce add smoky heat to tender stewed beef. We serve this hearty dish with tortillas and sometimes rice. —Adrienne Spenrath, Austin, Texas
Chipotle Carne Guisada Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-1/2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce plus 2 tablespoons sauce
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked rice, flour tortillas, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce, optional


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef in batches. Transfer meat to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in tomato sauce, water, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, garlic, chili powder, cumin, bouillon, pepper and salt.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. If desired, serve with rice, flour tortillas, chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without optional ingredients): 275 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 489mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.