Morcon- A Filipino Traditional Recipe During Christmas

Filipinos consider Christmas as the most important religious festivities and it is the most joyous periods, everybody awaits these for this season all year round. Philippines are known for having the longest Christmas celebration in the world as Filipino celebrates Christmas for almost three weeks. It is the moment that friend and relatives meet and celebrate with each other, exchanging gifts, kids visit their Godparents for aginaldo (gift). Special occasion is usually celebrated with special, For Filipino Christmas is incomplete without Quezo de bola and Ham, chocolate drink in the table. Aside from those food, Filipino also prepare Morcon as the main dish, it is a beef stuff roll recipe. Morcon is also known as Lutong pasko -Christmas Food Recipe- as it is always included in our list of recipe during Christmas celebration. Morcon originally is a special Spanish recipe, it is one of their influences during their 300 years of occupation in our country along with Christianity and other influences. You could always try and taste our very own flavorful beef stew recipe known as Morcon by following instruction.

Ingredient for Morcon:

2 kg of beef sirloin, cut thinly and widely 2-3 tbsp calamansi juice Soy sauce kg Ham 1 cup grated cheese cup of prunes Pickles cup of Bacon Sausage, cut into strips cup cornstarch Flour 1 carrot, cut into strips 1 pack tomato sauce tsp peppercorn 1 pc Beef bouillon Hardboiled egg

Morcon Recipe Procedure for Cooking:

Wash sliced beef thoroughly, put in strainer and drain excess water. In a bowl, marinate slice beef with a mixture of calamansi and soy sauce for 5-10 hours. Lay flat beef slice on a platter, lay in a piece of ham, bacon, carrots, sausage bacon, pickle, prunes, grated cheese evenly. Roll beef and make sure that the mixture stays inside, secure filling by tying using thread. Roll beef roll from corn starch, fry until it turns into golden brown, set aside. After frying beef rolls, bring to boil meat with 1 liter of water, beef bouillon, cup of soy sauce, ground peppercorn, and vetsin using pressure. When beef tenderize add cup of tomato sauce, bay leaf and simmer for five minute. Remove meat roll into pressure cooker to cool, add Reno liver spread at the sauce to thicken and for extra flavor.

Preparation for Morcon:

Sliced beef and place some in clean big platter, pour thickened sauce at the top. This awesome recipe is perfect with steam white rice or as a sandwich filling. Served while it is hot, enjoy and share.

Hi ,I am Daisy, a Filipina mother and a blogger. I would like to invite you to visit mo blog about Filipino recipes. My recipe include kare kare, sopas , and adobo. A food recipe that always been part for being a Filipino.

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