Beef Asado, Braised Beef

Beef Asado, Braised Beef
Beef Asado, Braised Beef is one of the more popular Pinoy beef recipe that are served on most Pinoy Chinese restaurant in the country. It is also served at some fastfood chain restaurant. I have already posted several variation of the dish which are labelled under Braised and Asado. Cooking asado is fairly easy just combine all the ingredients and let it simmer at medium to low heat for about an hour defending on the type of meat cuts used. Then just add cornstarch towards the final stage of cooking to thicken the sauce and give some glazed look of the dish.

Beef Asado

For this recipe I used beef chucks, you can also substitute it with brisket or ribs I even have a recipe which uses beef shank, click here to see that post. Here is the recipe of my version of Beef Asado, Braised Beef.


1/2 kilo beef chucks, cut into large cubes
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp. hoisin sauce
1/2 head garlic, chopped
1 small size onion, chopped
1 thumb size ginger, cut into slivers
1 small bundle spring onion, chopped
1 small size red bell pepper, cut into strips
1-2 pieces star anise
1/2 tsp. peppercorn
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp. sugar

Cooking procedure:

In a saucepan put beef, pour water to cover, bring to a boil and simmer for a minute. Now drain first boiled water and rinse off all scum. Return beef in the saucepan pour fresh water to cover, add in garlic, ginger, onion, star anise and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer at low to medium heat for 45 to 60 minutes, add more water as necessary. Add sugar and hoisin sauce, simmer for another 10 to minutes or until the meat are tender and almost disintegrate and the liquid has reduced to about half. Thicken sauce with cornstarch diluted in 1/4 cup water. Correct saltines if required. Add in the spring onion and bell pepper, cook for another half minute. Serve hot with a lot of rice.

See other related asado recipe:


  1. Hi,
    My name is Cecilia Sundberg from Sweden, I like beef Asado braise beef very much, before i do not know how to cook it, but thank you so much for posing it in facebook, my husband like to eat that so much..God bless you all and more power..

  2. What's the reason why you add the sugar after the beef has been boiled? Why can't you add it together with the rest of the ingredients?

  3. It's better if you sauté the garlic onions and ginger first before adding everything water and beef.. the flavor Will come out from the garlic, onions and ginger. . That's my opinion..

  4. Hi Hen Perez,
    Thank you for your suggestion and feedback.


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