Carne Guisada or Latin Beef Stew is made with chunks of beef simmered in beer with scallions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and cilantro.


Carne Guisada (Latin Beef Stew)

I get lots of emails telling me how much you all love my Latin dishes. It’s probably what I do best! When I crave beef stew, it’s always this Colombian version I crave. You can use water in place of beer if you prefer. If achiote or sazon isn’t something you can find near you, leave it out, it will still be good! If you want a chicken stew, you will love this Pollo Guisado con Maiz.

I grew up eating carne guisada, my mom made it for dinner all the time! Serve this over rice with a little aji picante and you’ll have a delicious comfort dish, Latin style!

Most Colombian dishes start with scallions, tomatoes and garlic as a base, used as a base preparation or seasoning, like a sofrito.