Skinny Beef Stew In The Crockpot – Carne Guisada

Skinny Beef Stew in the Crockpot - Carne Guisada
Serves 5
The skinny version of a classic Latin Beef Stew, Carne Guisada
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
  1. Olive Oil - 2 Tsp
  2. Scallions - 1 Cup, Chopped
  3. Garlic - 3 Cloves, Minced
  4. Tomatoes - 2 Small, Chopped
  5. Round Beef Stew Meat - 1.5 Lbs, Cut Into Small Chunks
  6. All Purpose Flour - 2 Tbsp
  7. Light Beer (Corona Light) - 1/3 Cup
  8. Water - 1/3 Cup
  9. Cumin - 1/2 Tsp
  10. Dry Adobo Seasoning - 1/4 Tsp
  11. Ground Achiote (Badia Sazon) - 1/2 Tsp
  12. Bay Leaf - 1 Whole
  13. Sea Salt - To Taste
  14. Baby Red Potatoes - 10 Oz, Halved or Quartered Depending on Size
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 2 - 3 minutes; add tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Cook another 2 minutes, then place in the slow cooker. Wipe the skillet, add remaining oil and increase the heat to medium high. Add the beef and brown on all side, about 4 minutes. Season with salt to taste and sprinkle flour over the meat, cook 1 minute turning often, then add to the slow cooker.
  2. Add beer, water, cumin, adobo, achiote, bay leaf and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Add potatoes and cover, cook on low heat 6 to 8 hours or until beef is tender and the potatoes are cooked through.
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Skinny Beef Stew in the Crockpot – Carne Guisada

Skinny Beef Stew in the Crockpot – Carne Guisada

How To Make Carne Guisada The Easy Way

We love it when fall comes around here even if we just have to pretend it’s cooling down since we live in Florida! I adore decorating the house and putting out all the yummy fall scented everything. We are obsessed with pumpkin stuff here in our household so we have lots of wax warmers and plugins rocking it out! When I’m considering dinner options to go with that wonderful fall feeling what could be better than a rich, yet still figure friendly, skinny beef stew? One with delicious latin flavors that’s what!

This is one of my family’s favorite meals because who doesn’t love meat and potatoes. We are also major bean lovers in my family as well. You can also add an extra level of indulgence by serving it over some yummy rice (Mmmm carbs and carbs)!

Another great thing about this skinny beef stew update is you throw everything into the crockpot and then forget about it. It simmers away getting all bubbly and perfect and then it’s waiting for you at the end of the day. It also makes your house smell phenomenal. Dish it up and throw some scallions or a little dollop of sour cream if you want. It’s luxurious, rich, and full bodied making you want to wrap yourself up in your favorite warm blanket. Now where did I put my hot cocoa?

I’m excited for you to try it out and let me know if it was just as amazing for you! Also, I would love if you would let me know what your favorite fall traditions are. Do you put up certain decorations? Do you always make a certain recipe? What makes you feel like it’s fall…and almost Halloween, and Thanksgiving, and CHRISTMAS! Gotta love the holidays! So what is it for you? How do you make it feel like home?

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