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Aunt Didi's Carne Guisada

Fill Up on This Tasty Dish

"Eva's Kitchen" is a new cookbook released by the "Desperate Housewives" star.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This classic Tex-Mex stew is rich and delicious without the hours of simmering that most stews require. I cannot imagine ever eating this without Aunt Edna's Homemade Flour Tortillas to soak up every last drop of flavorful sauce.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • Mexican Rice, for serving
  • Refried Beans, for serving
  • Aunt Edna's Homemade Flour Tortillas, warm for serving
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the meat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned in spots but still a little red in the middle, about 5 minutes.

    Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and stir to combine. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Stir in the tomato sauce and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with Mexican rice, refried beans, and warm tortillas.


    For a thicker gravy, after cooking use a slotted spoon to transfer the meat and vegetables to a serving bowl. Combine 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour with ¼ cup water and stir until smooth. Whisk this slurry into the gravy and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes until thickened. Pour the gravy over the meat and serve.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Click here to check out Eva's cookbook.

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