Manyaman Beef Asado is a type of Filipino Beef Stew from Pampanga where beef is cooked in tomato-based sauce mixed with Chinese style asado ingredients like star anise and brown sugar
- 1 kg chuck steak (choose the ones with lots of marbling), whole or big cuts
- 2 large potatoes, cubed
- 200 g fresh white button mushrooms
- 400 g can chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 cups beef stock
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp cane vinegar
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 4 pcs bay leaves
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 3 pcs star anise
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup butter
- freshly ground black pepper
- Season chuck steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Prepare a charcoal grill then grill chuck steak in high heat for 4 minutes per side. Remove steak from the grill, let it cool for 5 minutes.
- Cut steak into cubes then set it aside together with the juices.
- In a wok heat oil then sauté garlic and onions.
- Add tomato paste then cook for a minute in medium heat.
- Add the cubed chuck steak together with the juices then add the beef stock, chopped tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, sugar, and star anise. Bring it to a boil and simmer in low heat for 1 hour.
- Place the button mushrooms then continue to cook for 45 minutes. Check for liquid levels and add water if necessary.
- Add potatoes and butter then continue to cook for 15 minutes.
- Bring heat to high and reduce the sauce to a thick consistency then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, squeeze lemon juice on top, give it a mix then turn the heat off.
- Serve with freshly cooked rice.