Sinigang na Baka sa Pakwan


Ingredients:
1 kilo beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
2 cups tamarind juice or 1 pack sampaloc mix
1 big-sized onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
1 regular sized watermelon(pakwan), seeded and sliced into cubes
3 medium-sized taro(gabi), peeled and cut into cubes
1 bundle of string beans(sitaw), cut into 2 inches long
1 bundle of river spinach(kangkong leaves)
3 pieces green pepper(siling haba)
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1 1/2 liters water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, heat oil then place beef and cook in batches until browned. Remove.

Part 2
1. In same casserole, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add watermelon slices then cook for 5 minutes.
3. Put back beef then cover and simmer in a low heat for 1 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time.)
4. Add gabi and tamarind juice then simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
5. Add green pepper and string beans then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce, ground pepper then add kangkong.
7. Turn off the heat then let it sit for 1-2 minutes or until kangkong is cooked.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice.

Bakareta


Ingredients:
500 grams beef, cut into chunks
1 can (85 grams)liver spread
1 large onions, minced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
250 grams tomato sauce
3 large potatoes, cubed
2 large carrots, cubed
2 red and green bell peppers, diced
1 small can snow peas, drained
6 cups water or beef stock
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2-3 hot chili(labuyo), chopped(optional)
1/4 cup cheese, grated or cubed(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan heat oil and fry potatoes and carrots until golden brown.
2. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add beef, continue sauteing for 5 minutes.
3. Add water and simmer for at least 1-2 hour or until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce, bay leaves, salt and ground pepper then simmer for 5-8 minutes.
5. Add carrots, potatoes, bell pepper, snowpeas and chili. Simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
6. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
7. Add liverspread and cheese and simmer for another 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
8. Transfer to serving plate and serve with steamed rice.

Kalderetang Baka


Ingredients:
500 grams beef, cut into chunks
1 can (85 grams)liver spread
1 large onions, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
250 grams tomato sauce
3 large potatoes, cubed
2 large carrots, cubed
2 red and green bell peppers, diced
4-5 cups water or beef stock
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2-3 hot chili(labuyo), chopped(optional)
1/4 cup cheese, grated or cubed(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan heat oil and fry potatoes and carrots until golden brown.
2. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add beef, continue sauteing for 5 minutes.
3. Add water and simmer for at least 1-2 hour or until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add tomato sauce,liver spread and bay leaves, simmer for 5-8 minutes.
5. Add carrots, potatoes, bell pepper and chili. Simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
6. Adjust seasoning with sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Add cheese and simmer for another 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
8. Transfer to serving plate and serve with steamed rice.

Beef Bulalo

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef bulalo is a popular soup dish consisting of beef shanks and bone marrow that is usually served during cold or rainy season.

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef shank with bone marrow, cut into serving pieces
1 bundle Chinese cabbage
1 bundle bokchoy (pechay) (optional)
1/2 small cabbage, quartered
1 large onion, chopped
1 liter of water
2 Japanese corns, cut into 3-4 pieces
salt or fish sauce to taste
1 tablespoon peppercorns
1 & 1/2 thumb-sized ginger, chopped
3 stalks scallion, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, place beef, ginger and pour water then simmer for at least 1 hour until meat is tender. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time).
2. Add Japanese corn, onion and peppercorns then season with salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until corn is tender.
3. Add vegetables then simmer for another 3 minutes or until vegetables are half-cooked.
4. Sprinkle with scallion then transfer to serving plate. Serve hot.

Kinamatisang Giniling na Baka

Filipino Style Recipe: Kinamatisang Giniling na Baka or ground beef tomato stew is a another simple yet delicious tomato-based dish. This dish is consisting of ground beef cooked together with tomatoes and delicious spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams ground lean beef
4 large tomatoes, sliced or tomato sauce
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fish sauce(patis)
1 beef bouillon (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation
1. In a pot, combine all the ingredients then mix and crush the tomatoes using hand.
2. Bring to boil for 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add water as needed.
3. Adjust seasoning with salt and fish sauce according to taste.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Garnish with parsley. Serve.

Kansi

Filipino Style Recipe: Kansi is a popular delicacy in Iloilo specially in Bacolod City. This dish is like a fusion of bulalo and sinigang that has a sour flavor coming from batuan fruit. Kansi most sought after during rainy weather because its hot soup and tender beef gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef shanks, cut into serving pieces
8 batuan (batwan)
250 grams green jackfruit (langka)
2 stalks lemon grass (tanglad)
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
1/2 small cabbage, quartered (optional)
1 tablespoon annato seeds (dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
red chili pepper (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add beef and pour water just enough to cover the meat.
3. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil and simmer for at least about 1-2 hours or until meat is tender.
4. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. (Pressure cooker takes less time.)

Part 2
1. Add lemongrass and Batuan, salt and pepper then simmer for another 5 minutes.
2. Add red chili and jackfruit then simmer until it’s cooked.
3. Add annato water then adjust seasoning according to taste
4. Add cabbage then simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Serve

Note:
1. You may use kamias as alternative to batuan.

Ampalaya Con Carne

Filipino Style Recipe: Ampalaya con carne is another simple yet healthy dish. Bitter gourd or ampalaya cut into thin slices then cook together with beef strips in a blend of soy sauce, oyster sauce, cornstarch, salt and pepper until the ampalaya and beef are tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
300 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin strips
1 medium-sized bitter gourd(ampalaya), cut in half then removing the seeds and sliced crosswise
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespooon oyster sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon sesame oil(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, sugar, salt and pepper then marinate for an hour.
2. In a separate bowl, combine bitter gourd, 1/4 cup salt and enough water then soak for 15 minutes. Rinse, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry marinated beef for 5 minutes. Remove the beef from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Add bitter gourd, water and oyster sauce then simmer for 5 minutes or until tender.
3. Put back beef then season with salt and pepper to according to taste.
4. Turn off heat then serve with steamed rice.

Beef Adobo

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef adobo or adobong baka is another variety of popular Filipino adobo. The beef marinated in a blend of soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and sugar then cook and simmer with vinegar until meat is tender and the sauce is almost absorb.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 50-60 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef, cut into thin slices
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vinegar
3 gloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup water
salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, combine beef, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns brown sugar, and soy sauce. Marinate for an hour or overnight inside the fridge.

Part 2
1. Pour water then simmer in a low heat for 40 minutes or until beef is tender.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for another 5 minutes then season with salt and sugar according to taste.
3. Cook until the sauce is almost absorb and start to render oil.
4. Transfer to serving plate then serve with rice.

Bulalo

Filipino Style Recipe: bulalo or bone marrow stew is another easy yet delicious Filipino soup dish. Bulalo is similar to beef stew(nilagang baka) instead we use beef shank or bone marrow. This is considered as one of the favorite dish of most Filipinos. Preparing this dish is so simple but time consuming because the beef simmered for at least an hour until tender then cooked with corn cobs, potatoes, bananas and veggies. This is so popular and can be served anytime or the best during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 70 – 90 minutes

Ingredients:
1 kilo of beef shank/bone marrow(bulalo), cut into serving pieces
3 medium-sized potatoes, cut into quarter
1 small bundle green beans(baguio beans), trimmed
1 bundle bok choy(Pechay), cut the 2 pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon peppercorn
fish sauce(patis) or salt to taste
1 liter of water

3 Japanese corn cobs, cut into 3-4 pieces(optional)
1/2 small cabbage, cut into quarter(optional)
5 pieces cardava banana(saging na saba), sliced(optional)
2 thumb-sized ginger, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, place the meat, ginger and add water. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil and simmer for at least about 1 hour or until meat is tender. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. Pressure cooker takes less time.

Part 2
1. Add corn and onion. then season with fish sauce and sprinkle some salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until the corn is tender.
2. Add potatoes and continue cooking until potatoes are cooked.
3. Add cardava banana and all the vegetables. Do not cover and simmer for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are done.(Do not overcooked the vegetables)
5. Adjust seasoning with fish sauce and salt according to taste.
6. Serve hot with fish sauce and birds eye chili(siling labuyo) for condiments.

Notes:
1. You may also add anise or cinnamon powder if you prefer.

Beef Pochero

Filipino Style Recipe: beef pochero is another beef dish that commonly served by Filipinos. This is similar to pork pochero. Normally beef boiled and cooked with tomato sauce together with cardava bananas(saba), potatoes, green beans, cabbage and bok choy. This is a mouth-watering dish that my family loves so much.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 50-70 minutes
Good for 4-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef, cut into cubes
200 grams tomato sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 garlic gloves, chopped
1 small onion, quartered
4 tablespoons fish sauce(patis)
4 pieces banana(saba), sliced diagonally
1 small bundle, green beans, sliced diagonally
1 small chinese cabbage, quartered
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil

1 bundle bok choy or pechay(optional)
1 red bell peppers, cut into stips(optional)
6 potatoes, cut into cubes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, arrange beef with 1 liter of water. Bring to boil and simmer for an hour or until the beef is tender.
2. Remove the scum as it rises. Add more water if necessary. Pressure cooker takes less time.

Part 2(optional)
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry potatoes. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion, add in beef and stir cook until light brown.
2. Add tomato sauce, soy sauce and fish sauce then stir cook for 2-3 minutes.
3. Pour beef stock then simmer until 5 minutes, add more water as necessary.
4. Add potato and banana then simmer for 3 minutes.
5. Add other vegetables, cook for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
6. Season with salt and pepper according taste and bring to boil.
7. Transfer to serving plate, serve with steamed rice.