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How to Cook Morcon

Morcon is a beef roll made from marinated sliced beef and flattened then stuffed with sliced Chorizo de Bilbao, carrots, bell pepper, sweet pickle, hard boiled egg and sausage.
Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef morcon
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 684kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo top round or sirloin beef sliced and flattened
  • 1 chorizo de Bilbao sliced into strips
  • 1 large carrot sliced lengthwise into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1 whole sweet pickle cut into strips
  • 1 hardboiled egg quartered
  • 1 pork sausage or frankfurter cut into strips

For marinade:

  • 1/4 cup kalamansi juice
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

For sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 6 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    How to cook morcon:

    • Pound beef gently to flatten with a mallet or flat side of a cleaver.
    • Put in a bowl or plastic bag with the marinade. Let stand for 2 hours or overnight.
    • Remove beef from the marinade and lay out in a flat surface.
    • Arrange the ingredients on top and roll up jelly roll fashion. Tie securely with string.
    • In a large pan heat cooking oil and brown meat on all sides.
    • Remove excess oil, add the marinade and enough water to cover the morcon.
    • Simmer over low fire till tender for about 2 hours. When tender remove from broth and cool.
    • Discard string before slicing. In another pan, sauté garlic, onions and tomatoes.
    • Add tomato sauce, bay leaf and broth. Simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Thicken with bread crumbs, season with salt and pepper.
    • Pour sauce over morcon. 8 portions.