Morcon is a Filipino meat roll stuffed with sausage or hotdogs, carrots, pickles, cheese, and egg.┬áThis is considered as a holiday dish and is usually served during Christmas and New Year’s eve.

In our family, we make sure that Morcon is always present in our Media Noche because of our belief that serving round shaped foods can help make one’s life prosperous in the coming year . Christmas is about to come and New Year is just around the corner. I want to personally greet you an advanced Merry and Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

I hope that this recipe can be of help in your holiday menu planning. Stay Healthy everyone and keep on cooking!!!Try this Morcon Recipe


Morcon Recipe


  • 2 lbs beef eye of round or flank steak, 3/4 inch thick in one piece
  • 2 pieces beef cubes dissolved in 3 cups boiling water (beef sotck/broth)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 piece lemon
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 piece medium sized carrot, cut into long strips
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 4 pieces hotdogs, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 pieces pickled dill or sweet pickled cucumber, cut lengthwise divided into 4 equal pieces
  • 3 pieces hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese, cut in strips (about 1/2 inch thick)

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Marinate the beef in soy sauce and lemon juice for at least 1 hour
  2. Place the beef in a flat surface and arrange the hotdogs, pickle, carrot, cheese, and egg on one side
  3. Roll the beef enclosing the fillings and tie with a cooking string to ensure that the meat will not open-up
  4. Place cooking oil in a pan and apply heat
  5. Dredge the rolled beef in flour and fry until the color of the outer part turns medium brown
  6. Transfer the fried rolled beef in a casserole and pour-in the beef broth then bring to a boil
  7. Pour-in half of the soy sauce-lemon juice marinade,salt and simmer until the beef is tender (about 2 hours using ordinary casserole or 30 minutes if a pressure cooker is used)
  8. Optional: Fry the simmered meat for at least 2 minutes
  9. Remove the strings and slice into serving pieces
  10. Place in a serving dish and add the sauce.
  11. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4

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  1. Nobleza Banas says:

    Every time we have an occasion, we do the cooking and all recipes are from your website….thanks for sharing these recipes. We do enjoy them.

  2. gizelle says:

    Thank you for d recipe i`l try dis as soon i gt home

  3. pano ung sauce ng morcon?

  4. John Pesa says:

    Wow! this one is different from our Morcon in Batangas but it looks really good. I’ll try this even if x-mas is still few months away, thank you very much

  5. april25 says:

    :)i really-really love the morcon ;)cause its soso delicious_—!_!!!!

  6. jassly says:

    pano naman ung sauce ng morcon?

  7. cristy fe says:

    please let me know every time have new recipe please im enjoying cooking…..

  8. Netherlands says:

    Anyway pwedi din bang pork dito?

  9. Netherlands says:

    Thanks sa video and nice demo… seems so yummy… i try the recipe this New Year… God bless…

  10. can i ask wat is the history of this dish?? were that it came from?? how did it get here..wat is the original name of the dish??

  11. This morcon recipe looks great! I’d like to try it for a holiday party. Is it possible to cook this in a slow cooker? (as opposed to simmering it for 2hrs on the stove top). If yes, how long do I cook it for? Please advise. And please keep the great recipes coming!!!

  12. luvubae says:

    hi there!Im a newby here..i was looking for a recipe of Sliced Roast Beef with i think i could find it here….please….id like to cook this on xmas so im hoping you could grant my request…thanks……

  13. prettyme says:

    hello kuya musta po??thanks kuya for sharing good food with us and di na po sasakit yung ulo ko sa pasko kasi alam ko na yung dapat kong lutuin dahil po sa mga recipe na inishare nyo po sa amin…thanks po and God bless..

  14. how true that u can use pineaapple juice to replace the beef broth? I will try that on Sundayt, my baby’s bday…thx 4 sharing….

  15. ann posadas says:

    hi kuya im from cali west covina im so happy when i found out your site it helps me to cook different menus for my family i want to give you a recipe for mutya ng cavite for you to try to add on your site its my mothers variation from josephine restaurant i dont know if youve heard well thanks and more power

    • Larry says:

      Hi Ann! I’ll appreciate if you can share with me your recipe for Mutya ng Cavite soup. My wife loves it so much and I wanted to surprise her with it. Thanks and hope to hear from you.

  16. I’ve been wanting to make this for a very long time, this is my favorite. My Mom, makes this every xmas, new years, bday, but she pass already, i thought there’s no way i can make it myself, so i just give up because she makes it so good there’s no one can make it good like she does, but now, thanks to you i now know how to make it step by step, i will try to make it this coming xmas for my inlaws. I did your maja blaca and shiomai for thanks giving and it’s a hit (F.Y.I) I added a lil bit of hoisin sauce on shoimai it’s really good.

  17. melisa aguilar says:

    thank you sa morcon recipe, now meron na kong bagong menu for x-mas eve.

  18. Yup, morcon is usually served during Christmas and holidays. The presentation looks very nice.

  19. Ellen says:

    Hi batchmate :) so amazing, was just talking to my hubby abt this yday, and it’s here na today. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I’ve been browsing your site for a couple of weeks now and I think what you’re doing with this site is simply incredible, btw. Keep it up :)

    • Hi Ellen Joy. Thanks for commenting. It’s nice to hear from you. It’s been a long time, How are you doing?

      • Ellen says:

        Hi ok. :) will keep browsing your site for inspiration. Must say, i understand na what my mom’s been saying all along: it’s hard to keep thinking about what to cook. Hay. :P