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5 from 2 votes


This is a recipe for beef morcon
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Beef
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs beef eye of round or flank steak 3/4 inch thick in one piece
  • 2 pieces beef cubes dissolved in 3 cups boiling water beef stock/broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 piece lemon
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 piece medium sized carrot cut into long strips
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 4 pieces hotdogs cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 pieces pickled dill or sweet pickled cucumber cut lengthwise divided into 4 equal pieces
  • 3 pieces hard boiled eggs sliced
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese cut in strips (about 1/2 inch thick)


  • Marinate the beef in soy sauce and lemon juice for at least 1 hour
  • Place the beef in a flat surface and arrange the hotdogs, pickle, carrot, cheese, and egg on one side
  • Roll the beef enclosing the fillings and tie with a cooking string to ensure that the meat will not open-up
  • Place cooking oil in a pan and apply heat
  • Dredge the rolled beef in flour and fry until the color of the outer part turns medium brown
  • Transfer the fried rolled beef in a casserole and pour-in the beef broth then bring to a boil
  • Pour-in half of the soy sauce-lemon juice marinade,salt and simmer until the beef is tender (about 2 hours using ordinary casserole or 30 minutes if a pressure cooker is used)
  • Optional: Fry the simmered meat for at least 2 minutes
  • Remove the strings and slice into serving pieces
  • Place in a serving dish and add the sauce.
  • Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g