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    Classic Mechado Recipe

    An old favorite for when you need a hearty meal.

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    Classic Mechado Recipe
    Categories : Main Dish, Beef & Del Monte Tomato Sauce
    Tagal ng Paghahanda : 15 min.
    Tagal ng Pagluluto : 4 hrs. and 15 mins.
    Serving Size : 8
    Mga Sangkap:


    • 1 kg beef, round
    • 200 g pork fat, cut into 3-inch long strips
    • 3 kutsara ng oil, for frying
    • 5 mga piraso ng sibuyas Tagalog/shallots, each piece cut into 2
    • 1 piraso ng bay leaf/laurel leaf
    • 2 pouches DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce (200g)
    • 1 cup ng tubig
    • 1/3 cup ng bell pepper, red, cut into strips
    • 2 cups potato, cut into chunks, and then fried

    1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade.

    2. Make a hole at the center of the meat. It should be deep enough to insert the pork fat. Marinate in the chiller for 30 minutes.

    3. Drain the meat but reserve the marinade. Set aside.

    4. Insert pork fat in the hole, making sure to have 1-2 inch overhang on both ends of the meat.

    5. Sauté garlic from the marinade, then add the sibuyas Tagalog. Sauté for 2 minutes. Set aside. In the same pan, fry the meat until brown on all sides. Put back garlic, sibuyas tagalog, and then add laurel, DEL MONTE Original Style Tomato Sauce, and marinade. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

    6. Add water. Cover and simmer until tender, stirring occasionally (adding more water if needed).

    7. Add bell peppers and fried potatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.

    8. Slice meat crosswise. Arrange on a platter. Pour sauce and vegetables on top.

    Lusog Notes
    This classic dish contains iron needed for making red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body. It also has vitamin A that helps resist infections and maintains healthy skin.
    Chef`s Tip
    When cooking the mechado, turn the meat every 30 minutes to make sure it tenderizes on all sides.
    Kinakailangang kakayahan sa pagluluto
    • Paggigisa
    • Pagpapakulo sa mahinang apoy
    Kinakailangang gamit sa kusina
    • Mga Measuring Cup
    • Spatula
    • Chopping Board
    • Measuring Spoon
    • Kutsilyo
    • Kawali