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Beef and Shrimp Stir-fry

Beef and Shrimp Stir-Fry is another delicious and tasty recipe!  Although beef tenderloin will be best for this recipe, I personally like the chuck steak because it’s got a little bit of fats which makes it not too dry.  You just need to make sure that the beef is cut thinly and against the grain so it won’t be chewy.  Best served with white rice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb beef, sliced into 1 1/2 to 2-inch strips
  • 1/2 lb shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 medium-sized red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 pcs medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 small heads(about 2-3 cups) broccoli, sliced
  • 1/4 lb or (2 cups) mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp oil

Cooking Procedure:

  1. In a large pan or wok, heat oil under medium heat,
  2. Saute garlic and onions.
  3. Add beef slices and cook til evenly brown.
  4. Add soy sauce, garlic powder, and water.  Cover and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until beef is tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add shrimps and cook until color turns pink.  Add oyster sauce and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add broccoli, peppers, and mushrooms.  Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Lastly, add carrots and continue simmering for anther 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve with white rice.
  9. Enjoy your Beef and Shrimp Stir-fry and don’t forget to share!

 

Bulalo

Bulalo is a famous soup in the Philippines.  One of my favorites too! Its main ingredient is beef shank(if you don’t have beef shank, you can use beef chunks and just plain beef bone marrow).  It is boiled for a long time until meat gets super tender then mixed with vegetables such as corn, cabbage, pechay or bok choy, and potatoes(optional).  This recipe doesn’t really call for potatoes but I added it on mine because my kids love them(you can just omit the potatoes if you want – it’s still gonna be super delicious!).  Simmering beef or any other meat for longer periods of time makes it tender and releases all of its flavor. That’s one reason why Bulalo tastes so good and flavorful.  Try it for yourself and you’ll understand what I mean! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 lbs beef shank or (2 lbs bone marrow and 1.5 lbs beef chuck, chopped into medium chunks)
  • 2 cloves garlic, slightly crushed and minced
  • 1 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, thickly sliced
  • ½ pc small cabbage, whole leaf individually detached
  • 1 small bundle Pechay or bok choy
  • 3 pcs corn on the cob, each cut into 3 parts
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, chopped (optional)
  • 4 stalks green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp Whole pepper corn
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 beef cube (optional)
  • 2 tbsp oil

Cooking Procedure:

  1. In a big cooking pot, heat oil.  Saute garlic, onions, and tomatoes.
  2. Add beef and mix thoroughly.  Stir for about 3 minutes or until beef turns light brown.
  3. Pour water.  Cover and let it boil until scum appears on the surface.  Remove all the scum or brown bubbles that will form on top of the soup.
  4. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, beef cube, and peppercorns.
  5. Cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 1.5 to 2 hours.  Add more water if needed.
  6. Add corn on the cob and let it cook for 10 minutes.  Add the pechay, cabbage, and green onions.  You can season with salt and pepper to suit your taste.  Continue simmering for another 3-5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and serve hot with rice.
  8. Enjoy your Bulalo and don’t forget to share!

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Filipino Beef Steak is one of my favorite Filipino dishes.  I got this recipe from my dad.  It’s a simple, yet great tasting beef recipe.  It is best paired with white rice. I’m sure you will love this Bistek Tagalog recipe as much as we do!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb beef sirloin or beef chuck (thinly sliced against the grain)
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garlic powder (optional)
  • oil for frying beef (3-4 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • white or purple onion, cut into rings (toppings)

   Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime or calamansi
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for marinade in a bowl.  Add beef and marinate for about 15-30 minutes depending on thickness of beef.  (If your beef is super thin, don’t marinate for too long or it will be salty)
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a pan then fry the marinated beef  until color turns light brown.  Set aside.
  3. In a separate pan, melt the butter.
  4. Brown the garlic, then add the onions.  Saute for a few minutes.
  5. Put in the fried beef, water, oyster sauce, and brown sugar.  Bring to a soft boil and simmer for 5-8 minutes.
  6. Season with salt(optional), pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  7. Serve hot and top with some white or purple onion rings.
  8. Share and enjoy!