Breakfast Beef and Potatoes

Filipino Style Recipe: Breakfast Beef and Potatoes is a simple breakfast beef dish similar to adobong giniling. The dish is consisting of marinated beef sirloin cut into thin strips then cooked together with diced potatoes. Best to serve during breakfast together with fried rice.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin strips
2 pieces medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
1 red bell pepper, cut into diced
4 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes(optional)
1/4 teaspoon dried basil flakes(optional)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano flakes(optional)

Marinade:
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon grind pepper
salt and sugar to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate beef for at least 30 minutes.
2. 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 bell pepper.
2. Add marinated beef then cook until light brown.
3. Add marinade, herbs, and chili flakes.
4. Simmer for 10 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste. Add water if necessary.
5. Add fried potatoes then cook until sauce is thickens to nearly dry.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl then 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.

Beef Mami

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Mami is one of the most popular noodle soup dish that can be served during rainy or cold season, because of its hot and delicious soup and the tender of beef brisket gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
500 grams beef brisket, cut into serving pieces
200 grams Asian or egg noodles
1 water or beef stock
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 beef bouillon cube
3-5 pieces star anise
a bunch of Chinese cabbage or baby bok choy, cleaned and chopped
small handful of spring onion, chopped
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Choices of toppings:
steamed dumplings
hard-boiled eggs

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Prepare noodles based on cooking instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add beef brisket then cooked until color turns to light brown.
3. Add water, beef bouillon and star anise then simmer until beef is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Keep warm.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, arrange noodles and Chinese cabbage.
2. Pour soup then top with beef brisket and other toppings.
3. Sprinkle with spring onions. Serve immediately with fish sauce.

Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce is one of the popular Italian dish. This dish is made with a layer of wide-flat pasta shape, meat sauce and creamy white sauce.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo Lasagna pasta (cooked according to package direction)

Meat Sauce:
1 kilo ground lean beef
6 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fresh basil, chopped(optional)

Alfredo Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 pack all-purpose cream
1/2 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Toppings:
1/2 cup grated Mozarella cheese
grated Parmesan cheese

Procedures:
1. In a large pot, prepare lasagna pasta based on cooking instructions. Make sure to cooked it well then set aside.

Meat Sauce:
1. In a sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion
2. Add ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until tender.
3. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil and brown sugar. Cook for 10 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Remove from heat. Set aside.

Alfredo Sauce:
1. In a separate pan, melt butter and add cornstarch. Mix until well blended.
2. Add all purpose cream, full cream milk, grated Parmesan cheese.
3. Mix well until thickens. Keep warm and set aside.

Assembly:
1. In a rectangular(12x8inch) baking dish, arrange pasta sheets at the bottom.
2. Spread a layer of meat sauce then a layer of Alfredo cheese.
3. Repeat alternate layering up to 4 layers is formed.
4. top with Mozarella cheese and Parmesan cheese.

Baking:
1. Cover with aluminum foil then bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
2. Remove foil then bake for another 20 minutes.
3. Let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Serving:
1. Arrange lasagna slices in a serving plate then top with remaining Alfredo sauce. Serve with toasted bread.

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Beef Noodle Soup is one of the popular noodle soup dish. The dish most sought after/during rainy weather because it’s hot and spicy soup and tender beef gives warmth and comfort.

Ingredients:
200 grams beef chuck, cut into 1/2 inch
110 grams rice noodles
1 liter beef stock
2 pieces Thai bird chili, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red onion, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 small carrot, chopped
a bunch of baby bok choy, cleaned
small handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup annatto water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a cooking pot, heat oil then saute garlic, onions and ginger.
2. Add beef, chili, paprika and cayenne then stir fry sauteing until begins to brown.
3. Pour beef stock then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 80-90 minutes or until the meat is very tender. Add water if needed.
4. Add carrots then simmer for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
5. In a small bowl, dissolved sugar in soy sauce and annatto water then stir into soup.
6. Add baby bok choy then adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, arrange rice noodles then pour the soup with beef and vegetables.
2. Wait for 2 minutes or until noodles is soft. Top with cilantro then serve immediately.

Beef Estofado

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Estofado is another mouth-watering beef dish that is commonly served by Filipinos. Similar to adobo and patatim, this dish has a sweet and salty taste. The beef marinated then cooked together with peas, potatoes and carrots in a blend of soy sauce, vinegar and sugar.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes (plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 4-5 persons

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo beef sirloin, cut into cubes
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
1 beef bouillon (optional)
4 cups water or beef stock
1/4 cup green peas, cooked
2 pieces potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 large-sized carrot, cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 pieces bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
1/4 cup cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a container, combine beef, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, bay leaf and peppercorn then marinate for 30 minutes.
2. Remove beef and reserve the marinade. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry potatoes and carrots until light brown. Drain and set aside.
2. Fry beef for 3-5 minutes or until light brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, reduce oil to 1 tablespoon then saute garlic and beef.
2. Pour marinade, water and beef bouillon then simmer in a low heat for 40 minutes or until beef is tender. Add more water if necessary.
3. Add vinegar and simmer for another 5 minutes. Do not stir.
4. Add dissolved cornstarch, green peas, potatoes and carrots then cook for another 3 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Simmer until the sauce has reduced and thicken. Serve.

Beef Chopsuey

Filipino Style Recipe: Beef Chopsuey is another variety of chopsuey originated from Chinese cuisine. Chopsuey also becomes popular in Filipino cuisine and other countries. Normally the beef marinated and stir cooked with beef broth, oyster sauce and cornstarch together with vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, cut into thin slices
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, quartered
2 tablespoons cornstarch (dissolved in 1/4 cup water)
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 beef buillion
1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Vegetables:
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup cauliflower
1 carrot, thinly sliced
100 grams snow peas (sitsaro)
100 grams baby corn
1 red bellpepper, cut into strips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil and pepper. Marinate for 30 minutes and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add marinated beef then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Pour water, beef cube and vegetables then cook for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are half-done.
4. Pour dissolved cornstarch, sugar and oyster sauce. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve.

Crispy Orange Beef

Filipino Style Recipe: Crispy Orange Beef recipe is another mouth-watering beef dish. Normally the beef comes fried in a crispy batter then tossed in thick sauce made of orange juice, orange zest, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and oyster sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, sliced thinly
2 teaspoons orange zest
orange slices, cut into small pieces
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
250 grams broccoli florets, steamed or blanched (optional)
oil for frying

Cornstarch Mixture:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Orange Juice Mixture:
3 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons cup sugar
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, ground pepper and salt then mix well.
2. Pat dry the beef strips then dredge on cornstarch mixture.
3. Shake off excess cornstarch then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a small bowl, combine orange juice mixture then mix well. Set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry beef until golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, remove excess oil except 1 tablespoon.
2. Saute garlic, ginger and orange zest for a minute.
3. Pour orange juice mixture and orange pieces then simmer until almost thickens.
4. Add fried beef then toss to coat evenly.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed broccoli.

Beef Bicol Express

Filipino Style Recipe: beef bicol express is a popular Filipino dish that has a spicy and creamy taste. This dish is another variety of bicol express originated in Bicol Region. The beef cooked in coconut milk together with shrimp paste, green peppers, beans and red chili.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 50 minutes
Good for 5-6 persons

Ingredients:
1 kilo beef sirloin, cut lengthwise
4 pieces long green peppers(siling pangsigang), sliced diagonally
10 pieces baguio beans or green beans, sliced diagonally
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
3 cups coconut milk (2nd extract)
4 tablespoons sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
3 pieces red chili(siling labuyo)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl with water and salt, soak green peppers for 30 minutes then rinse and drain.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat vegetable oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add beef then continue sauteing until colors turn to medium brown.
3. Add the shrimp paste then mix for another minute.
4. Pour coconut milk then simmer until beef is tender. Add water if necessary.
5. Pour coconut cream then simmer until reduced.
6. Add the green peppers, baguio beans and red chili then adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

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!