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Beef Asado
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How to Cook Beef Asado

Beef asado is a popular Filipino beef dish that are usually sold in carinderia or food courts serving Filipino dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Manny


  • 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.