This Cheesy Beef Mechado Recipe is absolutely delish! Easy and quick to cook. You gotta cook this today. Your family will be surprised.
Oh so so yummy. Recipe slightly updated as of June 17, 2018.
Cheesy Beef Mechado Recipe
1 kg beef (mechado cut in super markets)
2 cans vienna sausage or hotdogs (sliced)
2 small bell pepper, strips
3 medium carrots ( sliced into bite size)
1 cup Cheese (cheddar cheese)
4 tbs soy sauce
3 tbs lemon or calamansi juice
4 (250g) pouch tomato sauce (i used 3 cheese clara ole)
1 large onion
9 cloves garlic
Salt & Black pepper
2 tbsp patis (fish sauce)
1-2 cups water
1 can sprite
Marinate beef, lemon juice, soy sauce and black pepper for 30 mins to 1 hour. Set aside.
In a small pan, sautè garlic and onions until fragrant and soft. Turn off heat. Set aside.
In another large pot, add the marinated beef. Pour in sprite, water and sauteed garlic and onions and ground pepper. Cover pot and let it simmer in a medium to low heat until meat is tender. I boiled and let simmer in low heat with cover for about 1 and half hour. Add little water if needed and occasionally stirring to avoid scorching the bottom. Once the water is reduced, you can pour in the tomato sauce. Stir it from time to time and use low heat. (Normal timeframe to make the beef tender is about 1 and 1/2 hour to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on the beef). If you have pressure cooker it takes about 1 hour.
15 to 20 minutes before the beef becomes very tender, add your carrots and let it simmer. Finally, add your bell pepper and sausages and let it cook for additional 2 minutes. Season with patis and salt. Turn off heat. Sprinkle with grated cheese and stir.
Turn off heat and transfer to serving bowl.
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