Filipino beef mechado is a traditional Filipino stew known for its rich and savory flavors. This dish features tender beef chunks marinated and then simmered in a tomato-based sauce. Often enriched with soy sauce, calamansi juice, and a variety of aromatic spices such as garlic, onions, and bay leaves. The inclusion of potatoes and carrots adds both texture and nutritional value to the dish. A unique characteristic of mechado is the use of lard or fat inserted into the meat. This keeps it moist and enhances its flavor during the slow-cooking process. This hearty stew is typically served with steamed rice, making it a comforting and satisfying meal that embodies the rich culinary heritage of the Philippines.

(NOTE!!! You could add a bit of fish sauce to the beef mechado near the end of cooking for more umami.. just take a taste test before adding it.. add it according to your preference 😉😊)


-2pcs medium size carrots sliced -2pcs medium size potatoes sliced -1/2tsp salt and ground black pepper -2pcs chopped onions -1head chopped garlic -1.5Kilo Beef mechado cut -1tsp salt and ground black pepper -2Tbsp tomato paste -3Tbsp soy sauce -2Tbsp oyster sauce -water enough to submerge meat (add more later if needed) -2Tbsp calamansi juice -250ml tomato sauce -2pcs dried bay leaves -100g sweet pickle relish (optional) -red and green bell peppers sliced.

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