Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beef Mechado - Free Filipino Recipes by LILEMPRESSMOMMY of Spark People


Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, with juice
1/4 c. soy sauce (can sub low sodium, if necessary)
1/4 c. vinegar
1 tbsp peppercorn (whole)
2 bay leaves
3 red potatoes, cubed
1 c. baby carrots
1 red pepper, cut into strips


Directions

STOVETOP DIRECTIONS

Heat up some olive oil and brown the stew meat in batches and set aside. Sweat the garlic and onions before returning meat back to the pan. Add the canned diced tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the meat is tender. Add potatoes, carrots and red pepper strips. Simmer without the cover for another half hour. Remove bay leaves and serve.

CROCKPOT METHOD

Mix together the tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves. Add meat and vegetables to the crock pot. Pour sauce over top and stir to ensure everything is well coated. Cook on low for 6+ hours or on high for 4 hours.

Makes 8 (3/4 cup) servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LILEMPRESSMOMMY.

From: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=735924

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