Here’s a recipe from my January cooking challenge!
These recipes have really impressed me! This was delicious and really fun to make. (I love using my dutch oven!)
(the following is taken directly from the Skinny Taste website! Be sure to click on the link to see more photos and notes. My personal notes and changes are listed below the recipe.)
Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)
Servings: 5 • Size: about 1 cup • Old Points: 4 pt • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 192.9 • Fat: 5.3 g • Carbs: 11.5 • Fiber: 1.6 • Protein: 23.2 g • Sugar: 1.1
Sodium: 255.5 mg
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup scallions, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 small tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tbsp cilantro, minced
- 1.5 lb choice round beef stew, cut into small chunks
- 1/3 cup light beer
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp adobo (or salt)
- 1/2 tsp achiote (or sazon)
- 1 bay leaf
- salt to taste
- 10 oz baby red potatoes, halved or quartered
In a large dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallions and garlic and sauté about 2 – 3 minutes; add tomatoes, cilantro and a pinch of salt. Cook another 2 minutes, stirring.
Add beef to the pot along with beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf and salt if needed. Cover and simmer on low heat 1 1/2 hours. Test to make sure beef is tender, if not cook another 15 minutes.
Callie’s tweaks: I added extra garlic in cilantro.
Next time: I’d like to try this in the crockpot, the beef could have definitely been more tender.
I’ve been photographing each recipe! Since I cook in the evening, it’s dark out and to save time I just use my little Nikon point and shoot camera, so don’t judge these photos
Happy cooking! ♥, Callie V