Crockpot Carne Asada Stew (Naturally Gluten-Free)

Carne Asada Stew Ingredients |

Well, I was determined to try, try again and make it up to you. I think I succeeded. This recipe looks like a lot more work, but it really isn’t much more. Especially since most of it is done the night before.

This isn’t going to be a very long introduction or post, like I usually do. I just wanted to get this up as soon as I could. If you haven’t heard, BlogHer Food was this past weekend, and I think I am still in conference overload coma. Just trying to get back into daily life. It always takes me forever.

If you have the gumption to try this recipe, please let me know if you like it. I was quite pleased, as were the boys. (I had an extra one to feed since Grandpa was visiting at the time.)

Carne Asada Stew |


Crockpot Carne Asada Stew (Naturally Gluten-Free)
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  • Marinade
  • 2 Oranges (juiced)
  • 2 Limes (juiced)
  • 1 Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1 small bulb Garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Ancho Chili Powder
  • Stew
  • 2½ pounds Chuck Roast
  • 1 bunch Cilantro (chopped well)
  • 2 large Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 Peppers (your choice of color: Green, Red, Yellow, or Orange)
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 14 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup Beef (or Chicken) Broth (I used chicken, and it was good.)
  • 1 cup Corn (frozen, canned or fresh - your preference)
  • Accessories
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 - 4 cups Rice (cooked) (depends on how much you like)
  1. Mix together juices, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, and chili powder.
  2. Pour over chuck roast and marinate, in the fridge, over night. (I just use the crockpot bowl.)
  3. The next morning, add cilantro, tomatoes, and peppers.
  4. Mix tomato paste and tomato sauce with beef broth. (If you want it less soupy, leave out the broth.)
  5. Pour mixture over the roast.
  6. Cook in the crockpot on high for 6 hours.
  7. In the last ½ hour, add the corn.
  8. Dish stew over rice.
  9. Squeeze ¼ of a lime over each serving.


So, there you have it. Not much more to say. Have a great day. I’m off to curl.

Yes, I curl.

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

PPS – I am linking this post to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, hosted by the lovely Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free.

PPPS – I am also linking this post to Gluten-Free Wednesdays hosted by Linda at The Gluten-Free Homemaker.


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19 Responses to “Crockpot Carne Asada Stew (Naturally Gluten-Free)”

  1. Mm, that looks mouth-watering, Tia! 🙂 This looks like it could even be a good slow cooker recipe…I’ll have to try it sometime. I love that there’s a whole bunch of cilantro used in it, too!

    • Whoops! Thanks for mentioning that. It was supposed to be a slow cooker recipe. I forgot that part. Guess that’s what happens when you don’t sleep on it. 😛

      Oh, I LOVE cilantro. I think it’s one of those things you either love or hate.


  2. What a lovely stew this is!! I love every component in it,..very flavourful too!

    MMMMMMM,..Looks fantastic too!

    Kisses from Brussels to you!!

  3. Sounds absolutely fabulous, Tia, with all the flavors! Yummmy indeed–thanks!

    It was beyond wonderful meeting you in person at BlogHer Food! Just not enough time to really relax and chat … we gotta plan for that next time for sure. 🙂

    Oooh, going to curl … I love that, Tia! Today would be a great curling day here. 😉 It’s rainy and chilly! Might have to have a fire in the woodstove this evening.


    • Hi Shirley,

      Thank you! And it was great finally meeting you, too. But, now I am let down because I loved the anticipation. But, now, no more anticipation of seeing you again. Must make new plans soon.

      I would have preferred your weather to ours. I had to pack what felt like a suitcase to take all of my curling clothes. It was 95 degrees outside and 40 – 50 something in the rink. Drastic change. Then still 85 outside when I was done. Weird.

      Tia 😛

  4. Okay, for reals, I will make this one! And I am with the masses – I love cilantro (plus it also has really good health and detox properties).
    I love this marinade. It looks delish!
    I am hoping that one of these days we can all get together just to cook and eat and talk and laugh and drink and laugh and laugh!!
    And I will totally be bugging you the next time we come out to SF with the family. Max and Carson would have a blast together.

    • Hi Kim,

      You didn’t go to spam this time. Guess you’re all fixed on my site.

      Oh, and thanks for getting the “for reals”. I had someone correct it in a re-tweet. They didn’t get my channeling teenager.

      I like the idea of cooking, eating, talking, laughing, drinking, laughing and laughing. Sounds like a perfect conference to me.

      Can’t wait to meet the rest of the family.

      Tia 😛

  5. Celiacs In The House

    It’s time for those slowcooker recipes and I need some new ones. I’m with you on the cilantro. Can’t get enough of the stuff. Sounds like you’d be in on an all gluten-free blogger event where eating and sharing and just visiting would be the highlight.

    • Hi Wendy,

      Well, that’s one of the things I’m good at. Throwing things together in a slow cooker. Just wish it was a little bit cooler here than 90 degrees.

      I would so be in on an all gluten free blogger event. I felt like I just missed too many things in this last one. And, what I really was pulled to was talking with everyone that I wanted to get to know. Plus, I think if we get together we will naturally start sharing what works for us.

      The only problem is where, since we are scattered all over the place.

      Tia 😛

  6. This is an awesome recipe, easy, tasty and healthy, its there.
    I will be making this recipe very soon.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • Hi Miz Helen,

      Thanks for stopping by. I love using the slow cooker to throw in a bunch of veggies. Get the right seasonings, and it’s all good.


  7. I love a good crock pot stew and this one looks delicious. Wish I had been at BlogHer Food. I’ll have to think about that for next year. I’m always jealous when I see posts about gf bloggers who live near each other getting together.

    • Hi Linda,

      I love a good crock pot stew as well. Missed you at BlogHer Food. But, looks like we might be doing a gf conference of our own. So, hopefully we can all get to that one. 🙂

      Tia 😛

  8. Angie Halten

    What really caught my interest was marinading overnight first. I never thought of doing this when using my crockpot. I’ll be dusting off my crockpot this week!