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.
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
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.
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