Watermelon Rind Carne Guisada

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Treated as a vegetable, the watermelon rind in this 2017 honorable-mention-winning recipe. Soak up the delicious flavors of beef in a new twist on this regional favorite. Created by Greg Fontenot in The Woodlands, Texas, this beef stew is delicious with rice served family-style.

  • Yields

    4 servings



  1. Heat oil in a heavy 4-5 quart pan. Add beef and brown.
  2. When browned add onion, garlic, bell pepper and jalapeno. Cook until onion and peppers 5 minutes. Add cumin and mix well.
  3. Mix in tomato, watermelon rind and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower to a medium simmer and continue cooking for 30 minutes, until meat is tender.
  5. Lastly, mix flour with 1/4 cup water. Mix in and continue cooking for 5 minutes until sauce thickens. Add cornstarch as needed for desired sauce consistency.
  6. Serve over rice. Garnish with cilantro.

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