Thursday, December 29, 2011

Beef Mechado - Free Filipino Recipes by Cooking With Us


Ingredients:



1 kilo of beef cut into chunks


1/8 kilo of pork fat cut into strips


4 onions, peeled and quartered


5 medium potatoes, quartered (optional: fried)


1 medium sized carrot, sliced in 1/2" sections


2 red bell pepper, sliced
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2 cups beef stock or 2 bouillon cubes dissolved in water


3 bay leaves (laurel leaves)


1/4 -cup vinegar


2 cups tomato sauce or 1/2 cup tomato paste


1 cup soy sauce


salt & pepper to taste


Directions:

Cut an incision on the beef chunks and insert a pork strip in the middle (mitsa)


In a casserole, combine the beef (with the fat), tomato sauce, soy sauce, bay leaves and beef stock. Bring to a boil and simmer until the beef is almost tender


Add the vinegar and let boil for a minute or two


Add the potatoes, onions, carrot, and bell pepper


Let simmer until potatoes and carrots are cooked - occasionally stir to thicken sauce


Serve hot with white rice

Beef Mechado Cooking Tips:



Pressure cook the beef with the beef stock for faster cooking time.


Fry the potatoes before adding to the casserole.


Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil and stir when the mechado dish is almost done for added flavor.

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