Recipes

Beef Mechado

Preparation

Prep Time:  60 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 500g beef, chuck
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 250 ml water
  • 125 ml tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp or juice of half a lemon
  • 2-4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 bay leaves 
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into squares
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp fish sauce (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method

1

Marinate beef in lemon juice, soy sauce and garlic for at least 30 minutes.

2

In a saucepan, heat the oil and saute the onions until softened.

3

Add the marinated beef and cook until browned on all sides.

4

Add the tomato sauce, water and bay leaves. Stir.

5

Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook over low heat for 1.5 hours or until beef is tender.

6

Add potatoes and carrots and continue to cook over low heat until fork tender.

7

Add the bell pepper and cook about 5 minutes before serving.

8

Season with salt and pepper or fish sauce.

9

Serve over rice.

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