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Beef Mechado Recipe

Beef Mechado Recipe is one of the most well-known dishes in the Philippines, and Filipinos everywhere will agree that this beef stew is simply delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: mechado
Servings: 1
Calories: 1914kcal
Author: Jenalyn Rose Forbes


  • 500 g beef
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 pcs dried bay leaves
  • lemon
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • cooking oil


  • Heat cooking oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute garlic and onion. Add the beef cubes and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour 1 cup water and tomato sauce. Add the dried bay leaves and lemon slice. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Add potatoes and soy sauce. Put salt and pepper to taste. Cook until potatoes are tender.
  • Serve with rice while it's hot!


Calories: 1914kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 123g | Fat: 102g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 355mg | Sodium: 8181mg | Potassium: 5722mg | Fiber: 27g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1246IU | Vitamin C: 118mg | Calcium: 448mg | Iron: 41mg