Beef Morcon is a meat roll stuffed with vegetables, sausage, ham, and egg that is very popular in the Philippines on special occasions like Christmas. It can easily be prepared in advance.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 large roll
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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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  • Place sirloin steak on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle with a very sharp knife, being careful not to cut all the way through to the other side. Open the 2 sides and spread them out like an open book. Place in a dish, season with soy sauce and lemon, and let marinate briefly.

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  • Mix ground pork, sweet relish, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

  • Remove the steak from the lemon-soya sauce marinade and lay it on a flat surface, e.g. a cutting board. Reserve the marinade. Spread ground pork mixture over the steak. Arrange chorizo, eggs, carrot, and ham over the pork. Roll steak into a log until filling is entirely covered; secure at both ends with toothpicks. Tie the meat roll with a string.

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the meat roll; cook until all sides are browned, about 10 minutes. Add water, tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, and the reserved marinade. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce flavors blend and meat roll is hot in the center, about 20 minutes.

  • Remove meat roll from the sauce; place on a flat work surface and cut crosswise into slices. Arrange slices on a platter. Pour sauce on top.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 27g 54% DV; carbohydrates 6.6g 2% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 127.4mg 43% DV; sodium 699.9mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition