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Braised Beef and Kidney Beans

Again, This dish is one of my collection recipe from banquet and catering menus. It is a braised beef with kidney beans slowly cooked with tomato sauce. For your reference I already posted the pork and beans. This is quite different from the pork version because I add lots of health vegetables such as celery and carrots to enhance the beef flavor. and in banquet, it will also serve as a good extender. …………………..Did you know that this recipe is mainly compose of kidney beans, and people who consume kidney beans on daily basis are availing of the richness of the antioxidants contained therein helping them trim down chances of cancer and diabetes. It helps to remember that instances of diabetes and cancer are correlated. Cellular oxidation of food is enhanced in case of diabetics along with inflammation. These twin activities have substantial impact on some people predisposed to cancer to come up with the situation……

Ingredients: serves 6-8 persons

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large onions chopped
  • 1.5 kilo of beef meaty bones
  • 1 cup red kidney beans (soak in 2 cups water for 24 hours)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup minced carrots
  • 1 stalk minced celery
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • Parsley leaves for garnishing


  • In a sauce pan, boil red beans for about 30 minutes or until beans are soft. set aside
  • In another large saucepan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion, celery and carrots then add in beef and seasoned with salt & pepper. saute for about 5 minutes and add in water and cook for 30 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • add in beans, add in tomato sauce, sage and thyme. adjust your taste by adding fish sauce.
  • you can add water for your desired thickness.
  • Enjoy!!!

Chamberlain (beef casserole)

Chamberlain…………The name was invented by my father-in-law. meaning in tagalog is “chamba chamba” or in english – lucky dish”. It is very similar to kalderetang baka as they have both almost the same ingredients with the absence of some major ingredients such as chicken liver or spread, sky flakes and more. That’s why I really love the culinary world. You can modify every kind of cuisine depending on your taste as long as you make your dish with love and loyalty. Do you agree?……………………Did you know that the main ingredients of my recipe for today is tomatoes? and tomatoes number one source of lycopene which act as a powerful antioxidant that fight cancer cells. And in addition, according to the some studies, daily consumption of tomatoes decreases the oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes. Also tomato helps in reducing the risk of developing hypertension………….

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 1 kl Beef brisket with bones (cut in serving size size)
  • 3 pcs potatoes (big diced)
  • 2 pc carrots (big diced)
  • 3 pcs tomatoes chopped
  • 1 large capsicum
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 large onions (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce(patis)
  • chillies optional


  • in a large sauce pan, place all ingredients except carrots & potatoes. bring to a boil using low heat for 45 minutes. (stiring every 5 minutes)
  • when beef is half tender, pour in potatoes & carrots, chillies
  • check if beef is ready, seasoned with salt & pepper then add cheese before serving
  • Enjoy!!!!!

Beef Bulgogi

beef bulgogi……….I asked this recipe from my korean boss because I am craving for an authentic korean dish. Bulgogi for some who doesn’t know yet literally means “fire meat” in Korean, which refers to the cooking technique—over an open flame—rather than the dish’s spiciness. I am a fun of korean food, this is best accompanied by a Japchae korean stir-fry noodles or just a simple steamed rice. Best eaten in front of your dining table if you have a portable barbecue while having a chat with your families and friends…………………….Did you know that sesame seeds has a magic in terms of stress prevention. Some studies indicate that stress contributes to range of diseases. Because of sesame seed’s chemical structure, it has a unique ability to reduce tension and stress when used regularly. It also helps nourish the nervous system, and relieves fatigue and insomnia. Overall, it helps provide optimum vitality and strength.

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 1 kilogram of beef sirloin thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup kikoman soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • toast sesame seeds and sliced onion leeks for garnishing


  • In a large container with cover, Mix all ingredients together and rub beef evenly. Marinate for a minimum of 2 hours
  • If you have a portable barbecue which you can place in your dining table, grilled bulgogi on your desired doneness. Best eaten when really hot. you can feel the extra tenderness.
  • Serve with steamed rice.
  • Enjoy!!!

Kamto Soup (beef brisket soup)

Kamto….If you havent heard about this recipe, it’s a common dish in pares mami house. It is very similar to nilagang baka (beef soup) with the absence of some ingredients. The soup is made with boiled beef brisket, onions, ginger and star anise. you can add your favourite green leafy vegetables if you want. This is the soup base for almost all mami they serve. Like for instance, You can create a beef brisktet with egg noodle soup in an instant by adding this soup stock……………..Did you know that beef is the best source of zinc, which is helpful for preventing the damage to blood vessel walls, which can contribute to atherosclerosis and is also needed for the proper functioning of immune system. Beef is also rich in phosphorous and iron. Phosphorous is necessary for strong teeth and bones and Iron helps carry oxygen in the blood, to all cells and muscles and prevents fatigue.

Ingredients: serves 3-4 persons

  • 1.5 liter water
  • 1 kilo beef brisket
  • 3 pcs star anise
  • 1 thumb size crushed ginger
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 stalk of celery (do not cut)
  • 2 pcs potato quartered
  • 1 bunch bok choy or petsay


  • In a large sauce pan, pour in water and boil beef and seasoned with peppercorns, star anise, ginger and salt. Bring to boil and cook for 45 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • Place potato and cook for 10 minutes. then before serving, add in petsay or bokchoy and adjust taste by adding fish sauce. remove celery before serving
  • Serve hot!!

Tapsilog (cured beef)

Tapsilog………….Another member of the “SILOG FAMILY”. For those who doesn’t know yet is – the word “SI” is for fried rice(sinangag) and “LOG” is for egg (Itlog). Then we add the first syllable of the meat name like this “TAP” for tapa (beef) and then the “SILOG” that makes it TAPSILOG. Again, for the recap. I already posted Tocilog, Chicksilog and more of them coming soon. This breakfast dish is best served with achara. It is very similar to Pork steak ala pobre and pork steak tagalog , beef steak because they are using soy sauce and garlic as their main ingredients. This is the most popular breakfast in the Philippines, I think every restaurant that serves breakfast offer this on their menu even in TURU-TURU(small cafe, cafeteria), Pares and Mami House and many more. It is the best cured meat because we dont use preservative…………..Did you know that beef is a good source of zinc, which is helpful for preventing the damage to blood vessel walls, which can contribute to atherosclerosis and is also needed for the proper functioning of immune system. Beef is also rich in phosphorous and iron. Phosphorous is necessary for strong teeth and bones and Iron helps carry oxygen in the blood, to all cells and muscles and prevents fatigue…………

Ingredients: serves 3-4 persons

TAPA Marinade mix:

  • 500 gms beef sirloin or steak cut, blade cut beef
  • 1 whole chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce or seasoning soy sauce
  • 1 cup soda or sprite
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

You may also need:

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • some toasted garlic for toppings
  • chopped onion leeks for garnishing.
  • 4 Eggs – cook your way, either scramble, fried or even poached egg
  • 4 cups cooked rice


  • In a container with cover, just mix all tapa ingredients marinade mix together, rub evenly and mix well. marinate for a minimum of 12 hours allowing the beef to absorb all the flavor.
  • In a teflon pan, heat oil and fry tapa on your desired doneness. usually Filipino loves their tapa welldone. remove tapa and set aside. save the remaining tapa drippings or oil for fried rice.
  • In the same pan, pour cooked rice and stir well. this will serve as our fried rice.
  • In a small pan, heat oil and cook your desired egg – fried or scramble
  • Assemble in plate and garnish tapa with onion leeks and toasted garlic.
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!

Asian Style Beef with Mushrooms

This is a replicate from a Singaporean restaurant that my wife dine together with her boss. We were very eager to try this at home because this is the first Singaporean recipe I will post in my blog. With the help of “google” and my wife illustration on the menu, I have visualized the taste and its appearance. Well, stir-fry dishes is not as complicated as other menu………Did you know that white button mushrooms are fairly rich in vitamins and minerals. The mushroom contains an especially high amount of vitamin B and potassium. Raw mushrooms are naturally cholesterol, fat, and sodium free. Common button mushrooms may help lower cholesterol and prevent chronic diseases.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6 persons

  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 250 grams thinly sliced beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 thumb sized ginger thinly sliced
  • 1 medium white onions
  • 200 grams button mushrooms
  • 1 pc small carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced leeks
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 1 cup water


  • In a mixing bowl, rub beef with soy sauce, salt & pepper, baking soda and sesame oil. marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • In a wok, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and ginger then add in beef, brown for about 5 minutes then pour in mushrooms, carrots and leeks then seasoned with oyster sauce, salt & pepper and rice wine. saute well for about 5 minutes then add in cornstarch mix. remove from heat and serve hot.
  • Best served in sizzling plate or over a bowl of steamed rice or a piece of bread
  • Enjoy!!

Sinigang na Baka (beef in sour soup)

Sinigang na baka(beef sour soup)…Like philippines famous adobo cooking can also cook this with chicken(sinampalukan), Pork, fish(sinigang sa miso), shrimp and more….Its a health soup compose of meats and vegetables.It’s a complete one dish meal!!!..Did you know that the nutrients found in sour soup are 100 times more effective in inhibiting cancerous tumor growth than other foods. . . because it was made with its natural flavor of vegetables and meats…


  • 1 kl of  beef (mix of meat & bones)
  • 1.5 liters of water
  • 1 medium onions (quartered)
  • 2 tbsp of ginger slices
  • 2 pcs of medium tomatoes (quartered)
  • 4 pcs string beans (cut 2 inches approx)
  • 2 bunch of bok choy(optional) or kangkong preferably
  • 5 pcs ocra
  • 1 small raddish (sliced
  • 1 pc of egg plant (sliced)
  • 1 pck of sinigang mix (for 1.5 liter mix) / or 100 gms crushed sampalok (tamarind) 

* please slice your vegetables evenly


  • In a large sauce pan, boil beef with water and onions & ginger approx 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and cooked for about 2-3 minutes and serve hot. Dont over cook veggies.
  • serve with fish sauce with chillies on the side.
  • Enjoy!!!!

Healthy Beef and Vegetable Casserole

Health is wealth…..This is a one dish meal made of beef and healthy selection of vegetables that include pumpkin, potato, celery, carrots & onions slow cooked to perfection. I intend to blend all the vegetables present in the recipe, it serves as a thick creamy sauce and best for kids who hardly eat vegetables, they can see the little ones, but not the “blended ones!!!. I would say my daughter are one of those, she always set aside on her plate every little piece of veggies, but this time, she can’t……Did you know that regular consumptions of pumpkin can boost your immune system and can help promote the health of your eyes because of its good source of vitamin A and Vitamin C.. 

Ingredients: good for 4-6 persons

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium sliced onions
  • 1 cup carrots cubes
  • 1 small potato cubes
  • 1 stalk celery slice
  • 1 kl beef brisket cut in serving portion
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 pc chopped chillies (optional)
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables(peas, carrots, corns, beans) –


  • In a separate sauce pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and seared beef until brown. seasoned with salt & pepper, marjoram & thyme. add water and bring to a boil at low heat for 45 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • in a separate pan, heat oil and saute onions and the rest of the vegetables. stir fry well then add 1/2 cup water and boil. Using a blender or food processor, blend saute vegetables then pout to seared beef and bring to a boil using low heat for another 5 minutes then topped with mixed vegetables. add fresh cream then serve hot.

Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket…this dish is very similar to philippines’ “PARES”, ..Brisket is a popular food in chinese restaurant and takeaways…You can do a lot of meal using this beef brisket, you can top it on egg noodle soup, some serve it on a stir-fry vegetables and many more… Did you know that beef is a good source of protein, cholesterol, sodium, VitaminB6, Vitamin B12, zinc, iron, phosphorus, niacin, iron and selenium. The protein in Beef helps in providing strength to the body and helps in building muscles.

Ingredients: serves 6-8 persons

  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 medium onions (sliced)
  • 1 kl beef brisket (cut in bite size)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup kikoman / soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red bean curd
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 pcs cinnamon bars (wrapped in a tea bag)
  • 5 pcs star anise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stalk celery (chopped)
  • 2 pcs carrots (sliced bite size)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • slices of onion leeks for toppings


  • In a large sauce pan, bring to boil beef, water, celery, star anise, cinnamon bars & onions for 30 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • In a separate pan, saute garlic, hoisin sauce, red bean curd, carrots and seasoned with salt & pepper, kikoman, sugar.
  • remove cinnamon bars and add in your sautéed ingredients. Boil for another 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  • You can serve in a bowl of steamed rice or topped to egg noodle soup and garnish with onion leeks.
  • Enjoy!!



Don Buri – Gyudon (beef)

Gyudon…its a beef in sweet soy sauce serve in a bowl of rice. I remember this was the favorite of my previous boss. We had several revisions before we introduce this product to our customers. We cooked this with lots of onions & leeks…and the outcome is…blockbuster!!! A favorite japanese dish during our time. So I am happy to share you this recipe…Did you know that onions is a powerful anti-septic that is very rich in vitamin A, B & C. It also contains iron & calcium. The high contain of iron in onions makes it beneficial for the treatment of anemia…Onions also called as the “king of vegetables”…

Ingredients: Serves 4-6 bowls

  • 100 gms butter
  • 2 big onions (sliced)
  • 1 stalk of leeks (sliced) – save some for garnishing
  • 500 gms thinly sliced beef
  • 1 cup sprite or soda water
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup kikoman soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • pinch of hondashe
  • 1 sheet of nori (seaweeds) cut strips 
  • pinch of sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 1 cup water
  • Eggs – optional (to be cooked per bowl)


  • Heat butter and saute onions & leeks for 3-5 minutes. Add in beef and stir fry until light brown in color. seasoned with salt & pepper.
  • Add in soda water and boil for 30 minutes using low fire. (stir every 5 minutes)
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients. To cook egg, in a small pan, pour over a gyudon mix then add egg, cover untl egg is cooked. serve in a bowl then garnish with leeks.
  • Enjoy!!!
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