Monday, October 31, 2011

How To Cook Filipino Beef Stew From EHow

Quickly create mechado, a delicious Filipino beef stew
Filipino beef stew, also known as mechado, is a rich and succulent main dish that combines the exotic flavor of soy sauce with a full beef and vegetable stock and is infused with the delicate aroma and taste of bay leaf. Preparing the stew is easy, and the recipe produces a beef that is moist and tender. Serve this dish over hot white rice.

Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need
3 lbs beef with bone, cubed
1 onion, chopped
8 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 large can of tomato sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf
Cooked white rice
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and red pepper, and gently saute. Cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables soften. Stir constantly.

Add the beef and stir well. Add the bay leaf and cook until the beef is evenly browned and its juices are extracted into the pan.

Add the beef bouillon cubes and the soy sauce to the pan. Stir well and let the mixture cook for an additional 7 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce to the pan. Fill 3/4 of the empty tomato sauce can with water and pour it into the pan. Combine the mixture well and let it come to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Let it cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove the cover and check the flavor of the beef stew. Add salt and pepper as needed. Immediately serve over white rice.


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