Ramadan Recipes: Beef Mechado

  • Publish date: Monday، 25 September 2023
Ramadan Recipes: Beef Mechado

Beef Mechado is a saucy stew loaded with tender beef, potatoes, and carrots. The dish originated from the Philippines but it was inspired by the culinary methods of Spain.

The sauce is made from a combination of canned tomato sauce, soy sauce, garlic, onions, pepper, and bay leaves. 

  • Ingredients

    • 10 Minutes
    • 6 Serving
    • 361 Calories

Beef Mechado

3 cloves garlic - crushed
1 large onion - sliced
1kg beef chuck - cubed
225g tomato sauce
1 cup water
3 tbsp cooking oil
1 slice lemon with rind
1 large potato - sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
salt to taste
  • Method & Directions

    • 90 Minutes
  1. Start cooking the meat
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a large pan, heat cooking oil then saute the garlic and onion. Add the beef and cook it until the color turns light brown.
  2. Cook the meat until tender
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Add the tomato sauce and water then simmer until the meat is tender. This can take up to 120 minutes. Add water as needed.
  3. Spice the sauce
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Add the soy sauce, ground black pepper, lemon rind, bay leaves, and salt then simmer until excess liquid evaporates, then add the potatoes and cook until they are soft.
  4. Serve
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Place in a serving plate then serve hot with rice. Enjoy!
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 361
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