Carne Guisada(Pressure Cooker)

Contributed By: Terry Borden


1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
2 to 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
Dash liquid smoke, optional
1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds), cut into 2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large red potatoes, unpeeled and chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
Whole wheat tortillas , cooked brown rice, lime wedges and minced fresh cilantro, optional


In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, mix first 13 ingredients and, if desired, liquid smoke. Stir in pork and onion. Lock lid; make sure vent is closed. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high and set time for 45 minutes. Quick release the pressure; add potatoes. Lock lid in place and cook an additional 5 minutes. When finished cooking, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure according to manufacturer's instructions.
Discard bay leaf; skim fat from cooking juices. Select saute setting and adjust for normal heat; bring a to boil. Combine flour and 1/4 cup water; stir into simmering sauce. Cook until thickened and boiling, 1-2 minutes Shred pork slightly with two forks; toss with sauce. Serve with remaining ingredients as desired.

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Total Time
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 50 min. + releasing
Makes 12 servings (about 2 quarts)

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