Bagnet Stew

Filipino Style Recipe: Bagnet Stew is another way on how to cook bagnet as main ingredient. Bagnet is a popular delicacy in Ilocos made from pork belly deep fried until crispy and blister on skin. This dish has a sour and a little salty taste best to serve during rainy and cold season.

Ingredients:
500 grams bagnet, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 onions, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
4-5 cups water
fish sauce and ground pepper to taste
1/2 small cabbage, quartered (optional)

Procedures:
1. In a large casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add bagnet and saute for 3-5 minutes.
3. Pour water then cover and simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
4. Season with fish sauce then simmer for a minute.
5. Add cabbage then simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Serve

Beef Stew

Filipino style recipe: beef stew is a tomato-based recipe and commonly served as main dish. Normally the beef simmered until tender, then cooked in tomato sauce, bell pepper, carrots and potatoes. Some may add liver spread and cheese to make the sauce creamy.

INGREDIENTS:
300 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin slices
1/2 small can liver spread
1 white onions, cut into rings
3 cloves garlic, minced
250 grams tomato sauce
2 large potatoes, cubed
1 large carrots, cubed
2 red and green bell peppers, diced
5 cups water or beef stock
1/8 cup vegetable oil
2 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 3-5 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce and water and simmer for 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
4. Add liver spread then simmer for another 5 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.

Nilagang Buto-buto ng Baka

Filipino Style Recipe: nilagang buto-buto ng baka is an easy yet delicious Filipino soup dish. This soup dish is so simple to prepare but time consuming. The beef simmered for an hour until tender then cooked with corn cob, potatoes, carrots and other veggies. This is so popular and can be served anytime or the best during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 60-80 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef ribs, cut into serving pieces
7 cups water(add more if necessary)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon peppercorn
2 potatoes, quartered
1 bundle bok choy(pechay)
1/2 small cabbage leaves(repolyo), cut into serving pieces
fish sauce or salt to taste
1 piece beef bouillon cube(optional)
1 carrots, cut into serving pieces(optional)
1/2 bundle green beans, trimmed and cut into 3-4inch(optional)
1 Japanese corn cob, cut into serving pieces

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, place the beef and add water. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. (Remove the scum as it rises.)
2. Add more water if necessary. Pressure cooker only takes 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. Add onion, peppercorn, beef bouillon cube and sprinkle some salt.
2. Add corn, potatoes, and carrots then continue cooking until cooked.
3. Add the green beans then simmer for 3-5 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add cabbage and pechay then simmer for another minute.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Nilagang Buto-Buto ng Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: nilagang buto-buto ng baboy or pork ribs stew is another simple soup dish. Pork ribs boiled until tender then add onion, peppercorn, salt, potatoes, cardava banana, cabbage and green beans. This dish is usually serve as main dish specially during rainy season.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 3-5 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams pork ribs, cut into serving pieces
7 cups water(add more if necessary)
1 onion, sliced
1/4 teaspoon peppercorn
1 piece pork bouillon cube(optional)
2 potatoes, quartered
3 pieces cardava banana(saging na saba), cut into 3-4 pieces(optional)
1 bundle green beans, trimmed and cut into 3-4inch(optional)
1 bundle bok choy(pechay) or cabbage leaves(repolyo), cut into serving pieces
fish sauce or salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large casserole, place meat and add water then bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat or until meat is tender.(Remove the scum as it rises.)

Part 2
1. Add onion, peppercorn, pork broth cubes and sprinkle some salt.
2. Add banana and potatoes and continue cooking until potatoes are cooked.
3. Add the green beans. Simmer for 3-5 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
4. Add pechay then turn off the heat and leave for about 3 minutes before serving.
5. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy

Pesang Tilapia

Filipino Style Recipe: Pesang tilapia is an easy and simple fish dish similar to nilaga. Commonly the fish boiled until tender then add onion, leeks, peppercorn, salt, potatoes, bok choy or cabbage.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
1 big-sized tilapia or any fish, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 thumb-sized ginger, slice thinly
2 onion leeks, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorns
4 tablespoons fish sauce
1/4 head cabbage or a bunch of pechay
3/4 liter rice washing or water
salt to taste
1 medium-sized potatoes, quartered(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pot, heat oil then saute ginger, onion and onion leeks.
2. Add potatoes and peppercorns then continue sauteing for a minute.
3. Pour rice washing and bring to boil then season with fish sauce.
4. Add fish then simmer for 3 minutes. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Add cabbage then simmer for another 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
6. Transfer to serving bowl then serve immediately.

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.

Pesang Manok Recipe

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Filipino Style Recipe: pesang manok or boiled chicken recipe is another simple chicken dish. This is similar to Tinolang Manok but the procedures are the same in Nilagang Baka. Normally the chicken boiled until tender then add onion, peppercorn, salt, potatoes, bok choy or cabbage.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
7 cups water(depends on your preference)
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon peppercorns
2 medium-sized potatoes, quartered
1 head bok choy(petchay) or cabbage leaves(repolyo)
1 teaspoon salt
1 bunch green onions(optional)
1 piece chicken broth cubes(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large pot, add chicken, water, ginger, onions, peppercorns and salt.
2. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is tender. Remove the scum as it rises.

Part 2
1. Add potatoes then cook until the potatoes is almost tender.
2. Add bok choy, cabbage and green onions then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Cook until vegetables are tender then remove from heat. Serve hot with steamed rice.