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How to Cook Mechadong Tagalog

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1/2 kilo lean beef cubed
  • 1/2 kilo beef liver sliced
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • 2 pcs onion chopped
  • 1/2 kilo tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. black pepper ground
  • 2 Tbsp. annatto seeds achuete seeds, soaked in 1 cup warm water, remove┬áthe seeds
  • 2 pcs red bell peppers sliced
  • 2 pcs green bell peppers sliced
  • 6 pcs small potatoes peeled, quartered and fried
  • 1 stalk celery sliced


    How to cook Mechadong Tagalog:

    • Heat oil in a frying pan and stir fry beef and liver. Set aside.
    • Saute garlic, onions and tomatoes in hot oil until soft.
    • Combine meat mixture and season with soy sauce and pepper. Mix well.
    • Pour 1 cup of annatto extract. Cover and let boil.
    • Lower heat and simmer until the meat is tender. Add more water if necessary.
    • Add the bell peppers and let it simmer for a minute.
    • Garnish with fried potatoes and celery. Serve hot.