Beef Morcon

Filipino Style Recipe: beef morcon is a special meat roll dish that usually served during Holidays or any special occasion. Normally the meat rolls stuffed with sausages, carrots, pickles and hard-boiled eggs then cooked until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 80 minutes
Good for 6-8 servings

1 kilo beef sirloin, cut morcon style(1/4 inch thick)
3 tablespoons flour(optional)
1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 piece hard-boiled eggs, sliced into quarters
4 pieces hot dogs, ham or sausages, sliced into strips
1 piece carrot, sliced into strips
2 pickles or cucumber, sliced into strips

2 tablespoons calamansi juice
1/2 cup soy sauce

2 cups beef stock(water + beef cube)
1 piece bay leaf
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 can liver spread
salt and pepper to taste

Part 1
1. Pound the meat using meat pounder to help the meat to become tender easily.
2. In a bowl, marinate meat in calamansi juice, soy sauce, salt and pepper for 3 hours. Reserve marinade.
3. Flatten meat and arrange the filling over the meat.
4. Roll the meat with the filling inside and secure with a thread or string. Repeat for remaining slices.

Part 2(Optional)
1. Dredge the meat in flour until coat evenly.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry the meat until brown.

Part 3
1. In a pot, arrange meat, bay leaves, tomato paste, liver spread, marinade, beef stock salt and pepper.
2. Simmer for at least 1 hours or until the beef is tender.(Cook in pressure cooker takes 20 minutes).
3. Slice the beef morcon and arrange on a platter then pour the sauce on top. Serve hot!

You may also used pork fat, pickles or cheddar cheese as alternative filling.



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