Mama’s carne Guisada – Beef Stew

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


  • 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


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.