Beef asado is a popular Filipino beef dish that are usually sold in carinderia or food courts serving Filipino dishes. It is also a simple dish to cook similar to beef stew or adobo where you only have to put everything in the pot and simmer it until tender. You can also add an extra step by combining the meat, spices and condiments, and let it simmer for a few minutes then add the water and let it boil and simmer until tender. This step will add more flavor to the meat then the usual way of cooking asado.
- 1 kilo beef, cut into desired pieces
- 2 potatoes, pared and divided into 6
- 1 big onion, peeled and cut into cubes
- ½ head garlic
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1½ cups native vinegar
- 2½ Tbsp. cooking oil
- 1 pc. bay leaf
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsps. soy sauce
- 2 small red/green pepper, cut into slices
- 2 tbsps. achuete juice
- 2 tomatoes, cut into small pieces
- Place the meat in a saucepan and add vinegar, pepper, ½ of garlic, salt, bay leaf and soy sauce.
- Allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
- Add 2 cups water and let boil until meat is tender. Fry the potatoes until golden brown, then set aside.
- Saute garlic, onions and tomatoes; then, add inept mixture, potatoes and red/green pepper.
- Add the actuate juice to the mixture and cook until done. Serve hot. Good for 6 persons.