Beef Mechado (w/ Lemon Grass) Recipe

Beef Mechado (w/ Lemon Grass) Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg beef, cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb size ginger, chopped
  • 3 lemon grass bulbs
  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp curry powder (red or yellow)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¾  cups sugar
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • ⅛ cup soy sauce
  • cooking oil

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How To Cook Beef Mechado:

  1. Heat oil and saute the ginger, onions and lemon grass until aromatic.
  2. Add the beef, cinnamon, curry, cayenne pepper, and cumin.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, soy sauce and beef stock. Allow to simmer.
  4. Add the carrot and the potato. Cover and allow to cook.
  5. Add the sugar and allow to cook some more.
  6. The mechado is done when the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened.

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