Sunday, February 6, 2011

slow cooker carne guisada

Another slow cooker day came in perfect time with that no-storm last Wednesday, which held Ontario in limbo but gave us all a nice family / mental health day we so rightfully deserved. I decided to make Slow Cooker Carne Guisada (from Everyday Food November 2010) without any knowledge of what it was that I was making. It just sounded good and used up the rest of an oven roast we had in the freezer.
So what is Carne Guisada? After makings it - it's basically a Mexican beef stew. And a mighty good one at that. I dislike stew, but loved this! The only issue I found with this recipe is that it rendered a lot of liquid (gravy). Which made it difficult to eat it in tacos. Kinda sloppy, but super tasty. You know that awesome beef and cheddar flavour? This nails it!

The flavour improves after a day (along with the texture, as the gravy firms up a bit). I'd definitely make this again because a cheap cut of roast in the Slow Cooker Carne Guisada really stretches the meal and dollar.


Anonymous said...

Erin, what kind of slow cooker do you have? I want to buy a new one because mine is ancient with only a high and low setting and no timer.

Erin said...

Hi Aunt Maryanne,
I got mine for Christmas from my parents. It's Crock Pot brand and I've seen them at Costco for a great price.
I've recently found the timer isn't really necessary because most slow cooking works well to sit all day anyways.
The Crock Pot slow cooker is very large (almost too large) and I actually burned myself on the steel exterior of the pot! So, I'm not sure I can really recommend this one in particular.