Mechado is a Filipino tomato-based braised beef with savory-tangy flavors from calamansi and soy sauce. Traditionally made using leaner and inexpensive cuts of beef inserted with pork fat to keep it juicy and more flavorful.
NOTE 1 : You may also use beef fat for larding.
For easier insertion of fat into the meat, you may use a larding needle or freese the strip of fat beore inserting.
You may also use the same recipe for 1 1/2 lb of meat.