Pork mechado is a Filipino pork stew. This particular recipe is composed of pork slices, potato, frozen green peas, and bell peppers. It is a simple dish that can easily be prepared by anyone. Follow the recipe exactly as it is written so that you can be guided accordingly. I used pork shoulders for this […]
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Beef Mechado is a type of stew with tomato sauce. This dish is somewhat similar to other Filipino dishes such as the Kaldereta (caldereta), Estofada (or Estofado), and as well as the Afritada because of the base ingredient used (which is tomato sauce). If we look closely, there are differences (aside from the name 🙂 )such as the manner of cooking or preparation and ingredients used.
I enjoy eating tomato based dishes especially if beef is used. However, the time needed to tenderize the meat tests my patience. Good thing I was able to buy a reliable pressure cooker to solve my problem. I acknowledge the fact that slow cooked meals are still the best but sometimes we need to improvise our cooking methods to suit our busy world.
Try this Beef Mechado Recipe.
Beef Kare-Kare is a version of kare-kare or peanut stew that makes use of beef chuck, instead of the traditional oxtail. It is as good as our other versions of kare kare. It was perfect with some spicy shrimp paste. The vegetables used in this recipe were blanched so that you can have the option to […]
Simple Bibingkang Malagkit is the same good sticky rice treat enjoyed by Filipinos, except that this version is prepared in a simpler way — and it does not require too much stirring. As described above, I am sharing another Bibingkang Malagkit recipe that is as good as the first one, but this won’t give your […]
This is my in-depth review of Instapot IPDUO60 7-in-1 Multi Cooker. In this review, I put the unit unto a series of tests and I documented each of it by including the details in the video. You might be surprised with the result. The video below shows my detailed review on the Instapot IPDUO60 7-in-1 Multi Cooker. The […]
There is nothing more exciting than eating together as a family – sharing a meal that everyone loves – enjoying every little conversation.
Family means everything for Filipinos. It is the center of everyone’s life. The best way to value the relationship is to have constant communication, do activities together, and share the blessings by enjoying our favorite meals – all Filipino Recipes.
Do you like dishes cooked in tomato-based sauce? If you will be throwing the question back to me, I’ll definitely say YES. To tell you the truth, I developed an addiction (sort of) to these type of dishes. Actually, my most favorite Filipino food, pork menudo (this was my very first recipe post, by the way), is also cooked in tomato sauce.
I asked the question because I observed that there are plenty of delectable Filipino foods cooked in tomato or tomato-based sauces. Take the Beef Mechado, Chicken Asado, Beef Kaldereta, Lengua Estofado, and even the Beef Pochero as few of the examples. I enjoy eating all these dishes and I never get tired of the taste because each of them has a unique flavor that differentiates one from the other.
Here we are with another delicious tomato-based chicken dish that will surely capture your attention: Chicken Afritada. This might be an everyday dish served in Filipino households; however, having the complete ingredients and putting some love in your cooking will definitely turn this ordinary dish into something extra-ordinary.
It is given that we all have different ways in cooking certain dishes. There might be differences in ingredients and methods but we still refer to the same dish. I am curious, and I love know how Chicken Afritada is done in the different regions of the Philippines. How do you do this in your hometown? I’ll greatly appreciate your response.