Bite-sized chunks of beef chuck are rendered fork-tender after cooking low and slow in a richly seasoned sauce. This Smoky Chili Braised Beef, also known as Carne Guisada, is a flavorful, satisfying meal that will have everyone going back for seconds!
Add two tablespoons oil to a large Dutch oven and place over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add half of the beef cubes to the hot oil and sprinkle with about 1/3 of the seasoning mix. Cook, stirring as needed, until browned on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes. If the spices begin to burn, reduce the heat under the Dutch oven a bit and keep stirring. Transfer the beef to a plate and set aside. Repeat with remaining beef, adding additional oil, if needed, and another 1/3 of the seasoning mix (reserve remaining seasoning mix for later) .