Carne Aravada


This is a chile and meat recipe which can be used for chili and beans or eaten with French fried potatoes.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

  • 4 tablespoons guajillo chile powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons dried Mexican oregano

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • salt to taste


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and beef cubes. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. Combine the chile powder, minced garlic, and oregano in a small bowl. Add enough of the beef cooking water to make a paste. After 30 minutes, stir the spice paste into the beef mixture.

  3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook flour, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Take 1 cup of the spiced cooking water and whisk it into the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the cumin, chopped parsley, and salt.

  4. Transfer the thickened sauce mixture into the saucepan with the beef. Simmer until tender, about 1 1/2 hours.


Use any red chile powder: Anaheim, New Mexico, Guajillo.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

673 Calories
52g Fat
8g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 673
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 845mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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