Beef Mechado Recipe

  • 1/2 K beef cubes (beef stew)
  • 200g tomato sauce
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper/ 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • 5 medium potatoes (cut into quarters)
  • 1 medium carrot (cut into quarters)
  • 2 medium green or red bellpeppers ( cut into quarters)
  • 4-5 pieces of bay leaf
  • 1tbsp soy sauce (1/2 tbsp fish sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps. olive oil

 Beef Mechado Recipe

  1. In a sauce pan, boil beef until soft & tender. Then set aside.
  2. note: traditional boiling of meat may take 3-4 hours. If you know an easier way, I advise you rely on your trusted procedure. PressureCooking is an option.
  3. Fry potatoes, in a separate pan,then set aside.
  4. In a separate pan (again) saute garlic until medium brown. Add chopped onions, stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add boiled beef (beef only)
  6. Add carrots, keep stirring for a few seconds.
  7. Add half of the beef broth.
  8. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Add bay leaf and tomato sauce. Simmer for a few more minutes.
  10. Add the remaining beef broth, soy sauce, vinegar and fried potatoes.
  11. Simmer until sauce is thick.
  12. Add bellpepper
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste

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