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Chipotle Carne Guisada

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • chris
    Jan 15, 2018

    really tasty recipe. We had it as tacos and on white rice. Both were very good. I served it with avocado and fresh cilantro. I tried the recipe as written and I don't think I will alter it- very unusual for me- it is a great recipe.

  • jennlange
    Aug 6, 2015

    Excellent flavor, the chipotle in adobo sauce adds a nice smokey spice to this dish. It is not overly hot, I may try adding a little cayenne next time or a dash of hot sauce right before serving this next time. Will definitely make again