Res Guisada (Dominican Braised Beef) is a tender meat dish that is one of the components of La Bandera Dominicana, the traditional Dominican lunch meal.

– 2 pound beef round, [0.91 kg], (or beef skirt) cut into small pieces. – Juice of 1 lime – 1 teaspoon oregano (dry, ground) – 1 teaspoon pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground) – 1½ teaspoon salt, (or more, to taste) – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil – 1 red onion, chopped – 2 tomato, chopped – 2 bell pepper, chopped – 3 cloves garlic, mashed – 1 cup tomato sauce – 1 sprig parsley, chopped



Seasoning the meat: Season the meat with pepper, oregano, and a teaspoon of salt. Add the lime juice to the meat. Stir to coat all the meat with the seasonings. Let it rest for 20 minutes in the refrigerator (see notes).


Browning the meat: Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pot over high heat and add the meat and brown. it necessary (I did not).


– Repeat the process of adding water, stirring, and cooking covered until the meat is very tender, being careful not to burn it. – This process can take 35 mins. to 1½ hours depending on the meat.


– This process can take 35 mins. to 1½ hours depending on the meat (see notes).


– Once the meat is tender, add peppers, onion, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir, then cook covered until the vegetables are soft.

Making sauce:

– Add the tomato sauce and 1 cup of water and let it reduce to obtain a light sauce.  – Season with salt to taste, and sprinkle with the parsley. Remove from heat.


– Serve with arroz blanco, a side dish (or salad), and beans. It also goes great with moro de habichuelas (Dominican rice and beans).

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