Cheesy Ground Beef Nachos

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy Ground Beef Nachos is a popular Mexican dish made of delicious corn tortilla chips loaded with various toppings and cheese sauce.

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

Ingredients:
Corn tortilla chips

Salsa:
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
100 grams sliced black olives
1/2 cup picked sliced jalapenos

Taco Meat:
500 grams ground beef
1 white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt to taste

Cheese Sauce:
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup low-fat milk, chilled
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute onion.
Add beef and seasoning then cook until brown and crumble. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add butter and flour then stir until smooth.
2. Slowly add chilled milk then whisk constantly until smooth. Break any lumps.
3. Add broth and seasoning then simmer until bubbly and thickened.
4. Lower the heat then add shredded cheese, stir continuously until smooth. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In bowl, combine salsa ingredients then toss. Set aside

Part 4
1. In a serving plate, layer the tortilla chips evenly then top with taco meat, salsa then drizzle with cheese sauce. Top with extra salsa. Serve and enjoy!

Spicy Pork Tomato Meat Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Pork Tomato Meat Sauce is a simple and easy recipe that consists of ground pork cooked in tomato sauce, bell peppers, cumin and olives then season with salt and pepper.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes.
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo ground pork, pre-boiled
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 small pack tomato paste
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons black olives
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 tablespoon capers (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and bell pepper.
2. Add ground meat then continue cooking until light brown.
3. Add tomato sauce, water, cumin, bay leaves and parsley then simmer for 8-10 minutes.
4. Add olives, capers, chili flakes, salt and pepper then mix well.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then garnish with parsley. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Beef Picadillo

Filipino Style Recipe: Picadillo is a Spanish dish similar to Arroz Ala Cubana. The dish is consists of ground beef cooked in tomato paste, sweet peas, bell peppers and carrots then season with salt and pepper. This is another simple and easy to prepare recipe.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes.
Estimated time of cooking: 40 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo ground beef, pre-boiled
1 medium carrot, cut into small cubes
1/4 cup green peas, cooked
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons grams tomato paste
1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and bell pepper.
2. Add ground beef then continue cooking until light brown.
3. Add carrots, green peas, bay leaves, cumin, salt and pepper then mix well.
4. Add tomato paste, water and parsley then simmer for 8-10 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then garnish with parsley. Serve immediately with steamed rice.

Pininyahang Pork Giniling

Filipino Style Recipe: pininyahang pork giniling or ground pork with pineapple is simple yet delicious dish. Ground pork sauteed and simmered in pineapple syrup together with pineapple tidbits and other vegetables. This is almost similar to ground pork menudo and ground pork adobo.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 50 minutes.
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
450 grams ground pork(giniling)
1 can(227 grams) pineapple tidbits, reserve syrup
3 teaspoons soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 potato, peeled and diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1/4 cup water
sugar, salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons raisins(optional)
2 bay leaves(optional)
1/4 cup sweet peas(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add ground pork and soy sauce then simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Add potatoes, carrots, raisins, sweet peas, bay leaves, water and pineapple syrup.
4. Season with sugar, salt and pepper then simmer for 8 minutes or until tender.
5. Add pineapple tidbits then cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot.

(Photo credit to Blogie Robillo)

Tofu and Pechay in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: tofu and pechay in oyster sauce is another simple and easy dish that inspired by Chinese cuisine. This dish is made of fried tofu cooked in oyster sauce, soy sauce, water, chopped peanut and dried chili flakes together with pechay.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes

Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
300 grams tofu, cut into cubes
100 grams pork belly, cut into small pieces(optional)
a bunch of pechay, trimmed
1 red bell pepper, cut into
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons cooking oil
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste
a dash of chili flakes(optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons peanuts, chopped(optional)
1 tablespoons spring onion, chopped(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then fry tofu until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, stir fry pork until brown then season with fish sauce. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Put back the pork and tofu then add oyster sauce, soy sauce, water, chili flakes and peanuts.
3. Add bell peppers then cook for 2 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add pechay then simmer for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving plate then sprinkle with remaining chopped peanuts and spring onion. Serve with steamed rice.

Ground Pork and Snow Peas in Tomato Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Ground pork and snow peas in tomato sauce is an easy, simple and affordable dish. Sauteed ground pork then cooked in tomato sauce together with snow peas and hotdogs.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
200 grams ground pork
4 pieces hotdogs, slice diagonally
80 grams snow peas
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 pork bouillon
2 tablespoons sugar
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion
2. Add hotdogs then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add ground pork, fish sauce and ground pepper then continue cooking until light brown.
4. Pour tomato sauce, water then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add pork bouillon and sugar then adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Add snow peas then simmer for another 3 minutes.
7. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

Sauteed Ground Pork and Beans in Oyster Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe:sauteed ground pork and beans in oyster sauce is an easy, simple and affordable Filipino dish. It is made up of ground pork and green beans cooked and simmered in oyster sauce. I also added soy sauce and dried chili flakes to add more flavor and spicy taste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 3-4 servings

Ingredients:
300 grams green beans, cut into 2 inch diagonally
250 grams ground pork
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/8 teaspoon dried chili flakes
4 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons fish sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, place ground pork and water then bring to boil.
2. Remove scums as it rises. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add ground pork, fish sauce and pepper then stir cook for 2 minutes.
3. Pour water and beans then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add oyster sauce, soy sauce and chili flakes then simmer for another 2 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice.

Pork Giniling with Liver Spread

Filipino Style Recipe: Pork giniling with liver spread or ground pork with liver spread is another easy and simple Pork dish. This dish is similar to adobong pork giniling but we will use liver spread for more flavorful taste. The procedure is simple and easy to follow, we will saute the giniling then cook in together with liver spread, soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. We also include fried potatoes and bell pepper as our extenders.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 50 minutes. Good for 2-4 persons.

Ingredients:
500 grams ground pork(giniling)
1 small can liver spread
2 pieces medium-sized potatoes, peeled and finely diced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 pieces medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon grind pepper
salt and sugar to taste
5 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
1 medium-sized red bell pepper, diced(optional)
3 pieces bay leaves(optional)

Procedures:
Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry the potatoes until slightly brown. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes then add ground pork and cook until light brown.
2. Add liver spread, soy sauce, bay leaf, chili flakes and pepper then cook for 3 minutes.
3. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Stir occasionally.
4. Add fried potatoes then cook until almost dry and start to render oil.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Ground Beef Soft Tacos

Filipino Style Recipe: ground beef soft tacos is a popular Mexican food that is commonly serve along the street. This is simple yet complete dish made of soft flour tortillas fill with ground beef, pico de gallo, sour cream and cheese. I got this idea when I was invited for a dinner in Mexican restaurant somewhere in Makati.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 8-10 tortillas

Ingredients:
500 grams ground beef
1 pack taco seasoning mix
10 pieces soft taco flour tortillas
1 cup water
1 cup tomato sauce
2 cups lettuce, chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Pico de Gallo:
2 pieces white onion, chopped
2 pieces cucumber, diced
2 pieces tomatoes, diced
1 green chili(jalapeno), diced

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then add ground beef and cook until brown.
2. Add onions, taco seasoning mix, water and tomato sauce.
3. Stir and simmer until almost absorb and start to render oil. Keep warm and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a hot dry pan or microwave, heat tortillas for a few seconds.
2. Fill each tortilla with ground beef, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and shredded cheese.
3. Repeat for remaining tortillas then serve. Enjoy!

Baked Stuffed Bell Peppers

Filipino Style Recipe: Baked stuffed bell peppers is another special dish made of bell peppers filled with ground meat then topped with grated cheese. The stuffed bell peppers cooked in a oven until the cheese melts. You may also used leftover ground meat to lessen the time of preparation.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking and baking: 30 minutes
Good for 5 servings

Ingredients:
5-6 pieces bell peppers, large sized
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten(optional)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese(optional)

Filling:
300 grams ground beef/pork with fat
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1 tomatoes, diced
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut each bell pepper in half, wash and remove seeds and membranes.
2. In a pan, boil water with salt then add bell peppers. Cook for 3 minutes then drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, cook beef until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic, onion and tomatoes then stir cook for 3-5 minutes or until soft.
3. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Let it cool and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a bowl, beat egg then add beef mixture. Mix well.
2. Fill each bell peppers with beef mixture then sprinkle with grated cheese on top.
3. Arrange bell peppers in a baking pan then bake over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve while hot.