Mama’s Carne Guisada – Beef Stew

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Nothing beats mama’s beef stew. If you’re ever feeling a bit low, give this beef stew a whirl and you’ll feel better in no time. 

Find this recipe in the Mama Lotties Everyday Recipes Cookbook. Check out the other books whilst you’re at it.

Ingredients

  • 500g braising beef
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 4 Large tomatoes
  • 1 Medium onion
  • Olive oil
  • Saffron (herb)
  • Bay leaf
  • Saffron powder
  • Salt
  • 100g green beans
  • 2 Sliced carrots
  • 100ml water
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 2 Carrots

Method

Begin by frying the saffron herbs in olive oil, as the casserole pan heats up. Chop the garlic, tomato and onion and fry into a ‘refrito’.

Add the meat, bay leaf, saffron powder, salt, green beans, sliced carrots and 100ML water. Pressure cook for 40 minutes or stew in a casserole for 1h and 30 minutes.

Once the meat is tender, peel and dice the potatoes and add to the pot until soft. If you need to, top up with a bit of water. 


Carne Guisado - beef stew

Mama’s Carne Guisada – Beef Stew

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Nothing beats mama’s beef stew. If you’re ever feeling a bit low, give this beef stew a whirl and you’ll feel better in no time. 
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gibraltar, Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Author: Mama Lotties

Ingredients

  • 500 g braising beef
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 4 Large tomatoes
  • 1 Medium onion
  • Olive oil
  • Saffron herb
  • Bay leaf
  • Saffron powder
  • Salt
  • 100 g green beans
  • 2 Sliced carrots
  • 100 ml water
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 2 Carrots

Instructions

  • Begin by frying the saffron herbs in olive oil, as the casserole pan heats up. Chop the garlic, tomato and onion and fry into a ‘refrito’.
  • Add the meat, bay leaf, saffron powder, salt, green beans, sliced carrots and 100ML water. Pressure cook for 40 minutes or stew in a casserole for 1h and 30 minutes.
  • Once the meat is tender, peel and dice the potatoes and add to the pot until soft. If you need to, top up with a bit of water.
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