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Beef Mechado Recipe

This is a recipe for beef mechado.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef mechado, beef stew, mechado, mechado recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 piece large onion sliced
  • 2 lbs beef chuck cubed
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 slice lemon with rind
  • 1 piece large potato cubed
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 pieces bay leaves laurel
  • salt to taste


  • Heat cooking oil in a pan then saute the garlic and onion.
  • Put-in the beef and saute for about 3 minutes or until color turns light brown
  • Add the tomato sauce and water then simmer until the meat is tender. Add water as needed. Note this can take 60 to 120 minutes depending on the quality of the beef.
  • Add the soy sauce, ground black pepper, lemon rind, laurel leaves, and salt then simmer until excess liquid evaporates
  • Put-in the potatoes and cook until the potatoes are soft
  • Place in a serving plate then serve hot with rice. Share and Enjoy!



Serving: 6g | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 826mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 5.1mg