Carne Caldo Recipe

My Mom used to make this when we were growing up but I made a few changes. Mom never measured anything nor do I So adjust seasonings as desired you. Enjoy!


3 lbs of hamburger meat I’ve also used beef or pork stew meat(sear meat)
4-5 potatoes
1 med yellow onion chopped
1-2 fresh jalapeño pepper sliced
2 cloves garlic minced.
1 tsp cumin
4 tbsp of tomato sauce
I beef bullion cube
1 tomato bullion cube
1 can of rotel
water – enough to cover meat and potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook meat and remove all juices except about a cup
Add Cut up potatoes, onions, jalapeños, garlic
Add enough water to almost cover meat and potatoes.
Then Add rotel, bullion cubes, tomato sauce, cumin, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil then Cover with lid. Simmer for at least 30 minutes or so until potatoes are cooked stirring occasionally.
When it’s just about done add cornstarch to water and pour into stew and cook a little longer until the juice thickens.