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A tasty and delicious stew of beef with potatoes, vegetables and spices. Best served steaming hot in a bowl and plain white rice. Beef stew is one of most popular dish among Filipinos. Served for lunch or dinner with steamed rice.



Beef Stew (Nilaga) Recipe


Estimated Cooking time: 1 to 2 hours


Beef Stew Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo beef, cut into 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" cubes

  • 8 potatoes cut the same size as the beef

  • 1 bundle Pechay (Bok choy) cut into 2 pieces

  • 1 small cabbage, quartered

  • 5 onions, diced

  • 1 head garlic, minced

  • 4 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)

  • 3 tablespoons of cooking oil

  • 10 corns of black pepper

  • 1 liter of water

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Beef Stew Cooking Instructions:

  • In a big casserole, heat oil and sauté the garlic and onions.

  • Add water, the beef, black pepper and patis. Bring to a boil then simmer for 1 hour or until the beef is tender.

  • Add the potatoes. Continue to simmer until potatoes are cooked.

  • Add the cabbage then the pechay. Do not over cook the vegetables.

  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Cooking Tips:


You can substitute the beef with chicken (chicken stew) or pork (pork stew) for variety.


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