This is my dad's Kelaguen recipe, from Dededo, Guam. This is no-heat cooking, the meat 'cooks' in the marinade. I serve this over rice.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour lemon juice, soy sauce, and Tabasco in a large, glass bowl. Stir in the green onions and beef. Add additional lemon juice if needed to cover the beef.

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  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and allow to rest at room temperature for one hour, until the meat turns a grayish-brown color and appears cooked.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; 25 g protein; 6.3 g carbohydrates; 46.5 mg cholesterol; 302.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2008
For beef Kelaguen you need to squeeze the blood out of the meat first and use the hottest peppers you can take. The local peppers are the best if you can get them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2009
First off NEVER use Tabasco or Soy Sause in Beef Kelaguen! This looks more like a recipe for disaster. My friend made an attempt to make Beef Kelaguen and was mislead by this post. She ended up wasting 4lbs of flank steak that she ended up cooking and feeding her moms dog with. haha! "true story" In beef Kelaguen "less is more" all you need is 2lbs of Flank Steak 1 1/2 Cup Lemmon Juice 2 teaspoons of salt and "FRESH" pepper to liking and let cure for about 2hours. Good luck at your next Potluck! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2008
For beef Kelaguen you need to squeeze the blood out of the meat first and use the hottest peppers you can take. The local peppers are the best if you can get them. Read More
(24)
Rating: 1 stars
09/24/2009
First off NEVER use Tabasco or Soy Sause in Beef Kelaguen! This looks more like a recipe for disaster. My friend made an attempt to make Beef Kelaguen and was mislead by this post. She ended up wasting 4lbs of flank steak that she ended up cooking and feeding her moms dog with. haha! "true story" In beef Kelaguen "less is more" all you need is 2lbs of Flank Steak 1 1/2 Cup Lemmon Juice 2 teaspoons of salt and "FRESH" pepper to liking and let cure for about 2hours. Good luck at your next Potluck! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2007
This recipe deserves a try, it is delicious. I spent some time in Guam and this became my favorite food on the island. This recipe is great. I like to use chicken instead of beef. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/31/2010
we don't use tabasco. Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
06/21/2012
I was stationed in Guam -Loved Kelaguen any kind but I remember Boonie peppers NOT Tabasco Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2014
Having this reminds me of my days stationed in Guam. @Shaunb - yes you DO use soy sauce but traditionally it has "boonie peppers" instead of tabasco. Except for the beef all the other ingredients make up Fina'dene sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2011
Is that a spork in the pic..lol... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2019
Love this recipe - I add diced tomato and onion to my rice. A little heat goes a long way Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
So good. Heard about Kelaguen from a buddy at work. Tired it and love it Read More