Morcon is a Filipino meat roll famous for its delectably delicious ingredients such as sausages/ hotdogs, cheese, ham and sometimes bacon combined into one, which will really make you want some more! It is sometimes referred to as the Spain’s sausage which they also called as morcon but that type is far too different from our version. It is usually served during occasions like family reunion, New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve and others. Here below is a recipe on how to prepare morcon, the Filipino style dish.
You will need:
¼ kilogram cheese (cut into strips)
1 kilogram beef (cut into ¾ inch thick)
½ piece carrot (cut into long strips)
2 pieces eggs
3 pieces bouillon cubes
4 pieces sausage or hot dog (sliced diagonally)
4 pieces sweet pickles (cut into strips)
6 pieces calamansi fruits
¼ cup cooking oil
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour
Slice the calamansi into halves and squeeze until you extract a 2 tablespoon of its juice.
In a casserole filled with enough water, put the eggs and let it be boiled for about 5 minutes.
After that, remove the outer shell of the eggs and cut it into ¼ inch thick.
Fill another casserole with water. When it boils, turn off the heat and get some 3 cups out of it.
Pour the 3 cups of boiling water into a bowl and add the bouillon cubes. Mix it well until it’s dissolved completely.
Here’s how to prepare and cook:
In a bowl, pour in the calamansi juice and soy sauce. Mix it well then add the beef. Leave it there for about 3 hours or so.
When it is already marinated, place the sausage/ hotdog, pickles, boiled eggs, cheese and carrots into the beef.
Roll the beef and secure it tightly with a tie.
Pour the flour into a plate and dip all parts into it. Then fry it until it becomes slightly brown.
Remove and place into a big pan then add water with bouillon and salt.
Cover it and let it simmer for several minutes until the beef is tenderized.
When the beef is already tender, remove from pan the place into a plate and cut into desired slices.
It’s now ready to be served!