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Slow cooker carne guisada is an easy way to make a tender South Texas style beef stew. I usually make this on the stovetop but using my Crock-pot is a no-fuss way to make this. Check out my YouTube channel for the step by step recipe video.


Slow Cooker Carne Guisada
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Slow Cooker Carne Guisada


2.5 lbs (1.13 kg) beef chuck roast

4.5 oz (127 g) crushed tomatoes

1 1/2 Tbsp (13 g) beef bouillon powder

1/2 small onion (diced)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 cup water

4.5 Quart Crock Pot

*Flour slurry*

1/3 cup (79 ml) cold water

5 Tbsp (45 g) all-purpose flour


1. In a 4.5 quart slow cooker add beef, crushed tomatoes, beef bouillon powder, onion, garlic, all seasonings, and water

2. In a cup, combine 1/3 cup cool water and flour to make a slurry

3. Add slurry to slow cooker ingredients.

4. Cover with the lid, set to high and cook for 5 to 6 hours. If set to low, cook for 8 to 10 hours or until meat is tender.

5. At 2 hours of cook time stir and mix then continue cooking until meat is tender.

6. This recipe makes at least 4 servings.


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