Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beef Mechado - Free Filipino Recipe by En Viki

2 lbs. beef chunks (cut into small square size about 1 1/2x 1 1/2 inches.)
1 large potato (cut into wedges)
1 large carrots (cut into diagonal- a little smaller that the potato)
1 whole green bell pepper
1 large tomato sauce
2 bay leaf (laurel leaf)
ground black pepper
1/3 or 1/2 cup soy sauce (depending on the amount of beef)
2 tsp lemon juice
green olives
3 cloves garlic-chop
1 medium size onion chop
salt & a pinch of sugar to taste.

marinade for 30-40mins beef with soy sauce, bay leaves, black pepper, lemon juice.
Set aside.

Saute galic & onion in olive oil in a pot. Add marinated beef(pour everything on the pot). Cover & let it simmer for 5 mins. Mix from time to time. Beef will produce water by itself. Boil for 10-15 on a very low fire. Add half cup of water. and let it simmer for 1-1 1/2 hour until beef is tender. Add tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, olives. Add salt and a pinch of sugar to taste. Let it simmer for another 15 mins until veggies are tender. Bell peppers can be added with other veggies or the last one.


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