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Marinating

  • Beef brisket or Beef Short Ribs with Fat Included, cut into cubes 1500.0 g
  • Calamansi Juice 60.0 g
  • Black Pepper 2.0 g

Cooking

  • Onion, chopped 50.0 g
  • Garlic, chopped 50.0 g
  • Tomatoes, chopped 150.0 g
  • Chorizo, chopped 150.0 g
  • Tomato Sauce 500.0 ml
  • Calamansi Juice 30.0 ml
  • Smoked Paprika 2.0 ml
  • Bay Leaf 2.0 pc
  • Black Pepper 2.0 g
  • Water, may be adjusted depending on the size of the pressure cooker 1500.0 ml
  • Carrots, cut into cubes 300.0 g
  • Potatoes, cut into cubes 300.0 g
  • Spring Onions, chopped 10.0 g
  • Garlic, fried 15.0 g
  1. Marinating

    15 minutes
    1. In a mixing bowl, marinate the beef with Knorr Liquid Seasoning, calamansi juice, and black pepper. 
    2. Combine very well, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
    3. Let it marinate inside the chiller for 24 hours. 
  2. Cooking

    105 minutes
    1. Preheat the pressure cooker for 10 minutes or until it turns piping hot.
    2. Add a small amount of oil and sear all the sides of the beef. Set it aside.
    3. Sauté the onion, garlic, tomato, and chorizo in the same pressure cooker.
    4. Add the tomato sauce, calamansi juice, Knorr Liquid Seasoning, smoked paprika, bay leaf, black pepper, water, carrots, potatoes, and beef.
    5. Cover the pressure cooker and let it cook. Once it whistles, simmer for 40 minutes.
    6. Afterwards, remove the whistle and wait for it to cool down.
    7. Open the cover and check the beef's tenderness. Let it simmer again if needed.
    8. Transfer the beef mechado to a serving dish. Garnish with spring onion and fried garlic.
    9. Serve the dish while it's hot.