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Manyaman Beef Asado

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


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
  • salt
  • oil


  1. Season chuck steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. 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.
  3. Cut steak into cubes then set it aside together with the juices.
  4. In a wok heat oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  5. Add tomato paste then cook for a minute in medium heat.
  6. 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.
  7. Place the button mushrooms then continue to cook for 45 minutes. Check for liquid levels and add water if necessary.
  8. Add potatoes and butter then continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  9. 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.
  10. Serve with freshly cooked rice.