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Asado de Carajay 1

Asado de Carajay

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 50 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Asado de Carajay is a Filipino braised beef dish in a wok cooked together with soy sauce, bay leaves, peppercorns, calamansi, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots.


  • 1 1/2 kg beef brisket (20% fat, one block or large strips)
  • 200 g chorizo, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, cubed
  • 1 red capsicum, sliced
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 4 pcs tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Season beef brisket with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Grill beef brisket on a prepared charcoal grill until lightly charred on all sides. This will take 5-10 minutes on each side. Remove beef from the grill, let it cool the slice it into cubes, set it aside together with its juices.
  3. In a large wok heat olive oil then sauté onions and garlic.
  4. Add chorizo and carrots then continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the beef and its juices, paprika, chopped tomatoes, beef stock and bay leaves bring to a boil, cover then let it simmer for 2 hours in low heat. Check liquid level and add water if necessary.
  6. While beef is simmering, fry potatoes until cooked and lightly brown. Set it aside.
  7. Back to the beef, add tomato paste, cooked potatoes and capsicum then continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  8. Add the lemon juice, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, turn off heat then serve.