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.
To cook beef asado; Place the meat in a saucepan and add vinegar, pepper, 1/2 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 in meat mixture, potatoes and red/green pepper. Add the actuate juice to the mixture and cook until done. To see recipe with list of ingredients, continue reading.
How to Cook Beef Asado
- 1 kilo beef cut into desired pieces
- 2 potatoes pared and divided into 6
- 1 big onion peeled and cut into cubes
- 1/2 head garlic
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups native vinegar
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. cooking oil
- 1 pc. bay leaf
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 small red/green pepper cut into slices
- 2 Tbsp. achuete juice
- 2 pieces tomatoes cut into small pieces
How to cook beef asado:
- Place the meat in a saucepan and add vinegar, pepper, 1/2 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 in meat mixture, potatoes and red/green pepper.
- Add the achuete juice to the mixture and cook until done. Serve hot. Good for 6 persons.
To make achuete juice:
- For every 1 Tbsp. atchuete seeds, pour 2 Tbsp. hot water and let stand for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove the seeds and the liquid is your achuete juice.
I am making your recipe here, but please explain ‘2 tbsps. achuete juice’ in your Asado dish.. i googled it, but don’t know what you mean. Can you please tell me.
I love the smell of it cooking! and look forward to trying your other recipes!
Hi Michelle, sorry for not including the procedure of making the achuete (annato) juice. I’ve already edited the recipe that includes that procedure. You can also use achuete or annato powder which is more convenient if you can find one. Just use about half a teaspoon of the powder. Thanks for your feedback!