Nora Daza


Mechado (Beef Stew with Tomatoes)
by Nora Daza


1 kg. beef kabilugan (whole eye of round) or rump roast
1/4 c. cooking oil
4 cloves garlic
1 onion sliced
2 potatoes quartered, fried
1 carrot, cut in 1/2 inch round
1 slice dayap or lemon with rind
2 tbs. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. peppercorn
1 c. tomato sauce
1 laurel leaf
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 c. hot water


Brown meat in cooking oil. Set aside. In the same oil, saute garlic and onion. Cook 5 minutes. Put in dayap, soy sauce, peppercorn, tomato sauce, laurel leaf and salt. Simmer a few minutes more. Add water, cover and simmer for approximately 2 hours.

Add potatoes and carrots when meat is tender. Slice meat and arrange on a platter with the vegetables. Strain sauce and pour over meat.


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