Mechadong Maguindanao


1 k. beef sirloin, cut into cubes 
1 pc. onion, chopped 
2 pcs. ginger, chopped 
2 pcs. lemon grass, white part only, chopped 
1 cup tomato sauce 
1 cup carrots, cubed 
1 cup potato cubed 
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder 
1/4 tsp. curry powder 
1/4 tsp. chili powder 
1 tbsp. cumin powder 
1/2 cup sugar 
1 1/2 cups beef broth 
1/4 cup soy sauce


Sauté the ginger, onions, and lemon grass. Add the beef, cinnamon, curry, chili and cumin. Add tomato sauce and beef broth. Add carrots and potatoes. Cover . Add the sugar. Cook over low flame until meat becomes tender and the sauce becomes thick.