Papis Recipe

Papis is a simple beef stew dish that makes use of beef and a can of pork and beans. The beef is sautéed with garlic and onions and then simmered until tender. The can of pork and beans is added at the end to add some texture and flavor to the dish. I would say that Papis is a good dish. You will love it if you are a fan of pork and beans because it tastes like an enhanced version of it. Papis can be eaten with rice or bread — or simply by itself. I enjoy papis with a couple of pandesal. I usually eat papis for breakfast, although this is something that should be served as a main dish during lunch or dinner time. Aside from beef (sirloin) and pork and beans, a more authentic papis recipe utilizes beef tendon. I decided not too add it in this recipe because tendons take a long time to tenderize. Since I am cooking this dish for breakfast, it won’t be practical for me to add tendons. However, you can always add tendons when you make papis. Tendons should be sautéed with the beef and should be simmered for at least 3 hours.

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Papis Recipe

Papis Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. beef sirloin, cubed
  • 1 (16 oz.) can pork and beans
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat the cooking oil in a deep cooking pot or Dutch oven.
  2. Saute the garlic and onion.
  3. When the onion becomes soft, add the cubed beef.
  4. Brown the beef and then pour-in the beef broth or beef stock. Let it boil. Cover and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes. Add water, if needed.
  5. Put-in the pork and beans. Stir and cook in medium heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  8. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4

Quick Roast Beef Sandwich

Quick Roast Beef Sandwich
 
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A quick roast beef sandwich is all I needed to start my day. It is not a fancy recipe but it comes out delish.
Ingredients
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 7 ounces thinly sliced deli roast beef
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1 pickled cucumber thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Mix rosemary and mayonnaise in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Spread mayonnaise on one side of the toasted bread. Put roast beef, tomato, pickled cucumber, and chopped lettuce on top. Cover with another piece of toasted bread.
  4. Cut the bread in half.

Bulalo Beef Mami

Bulalo Beef Mami is a version of the popular beef noodle soup dish in the Philippines — called beef mami — although this makes use of beef shank instead of the regular beef chuck. This soup dish can make you feel cozy during the cold weather. It can be eaten anytime of the day and it also goes well when paired with siopao.

Bulalo Beef Mami

The difference of Bulalo Beef Mami with the regular beef mami is its rich flavor; the shank provides additional flavor while the marrow makes the dish taste richer. For better results, make sure to simmer the beef shank longer until the meat is very tender.

If in a hurry, using a pressure cooker can help you save time. I used dried egg noodles for this recipe. I find it more convenient to stock dried noodles in my pantry compared to having frozen fresh egg noodles in the freezer. It saves me a lot of freezer space and I can keep it longer. Although thin round noodles are usually consumed for mami, using flat noodles is not a big deal. Try to use ingredients that are more convenient for you.

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Bulalo Beef Mami
 
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  • Serves: 3
  • Serving size: 3
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Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs. beef shank
  • 3 oz. mi trung (dried egg noodles)
  • 1/2 cup carrots, julienne
  • 2 cups chopped savoy cabbage
  • 3 pieces hard boiled eggs
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 pieces star anise
  • 1 medium sized onion, minced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the cooking oil in a deep soup pot.
  2. Saute the garlic and onion.
  3. Put-in the beef shank. Cook each side for 1 minute.
  4. Pour-in beef broth and water. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add star anise. Simmer for 60 to 90 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  6. Remove the star anise.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add water if needed.
  8. Put-in the dried egg noodles, cabbage, and carrots. Cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Transfer to individual bowls. Serve with boiled egg.
  10. Share and enjoy!

 

Beef Bicol Express

Beef Bicol Express is the beef version of the popular Bicol express dish. The latter uses pork (usually pork belly) as the main ingredient. I got some gorgeous fresh beef chuck from the supermarket and I decided to consume it for this dish. I was attracted with the nice looking marbled fat. This adds a nice flavor to the meat and maintains moisture

Beef Bicol Express

I know that this is not the healthiest dish around. However, sometimes we all need to enjoy good food in moderation.

Beef chuck is not as tender as tenderloin or sirloin; sometime it can be real tough. A sure approach to quickly tenderize beef chuck is to slice them into small cubes. This makes the meat get cooked quickly and it takes lesser time to make it tender. As for the pepper, it is ideal to use bird’s eye chili or “siling labuyo”, but feel free to use any type of chili pepper depending on availability and preference. Serrano and finger chili are less spicy compared to Jalapeno, Habanero, and Thai Chili. I think that Serrano pepper is perfect for those who want low to medium level heat.

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Beef Bicol Express
 
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  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. beef chuck, cubed
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
  • 4 to 6 pieces Serrano pepper, sliced diagonally
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté the garlic, ginger and onion
  3. Once the onion becomes soft, add the shrimp paste. Stir.
  4. Put-in the beef. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until medium brown.
  5. Pour-in the coconut milk. Stir. You can also add some of the pepper, if desired. Bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer for 40 minutes or until the beef is tender. Add water as needed.
  6. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Stir. Cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve. Share and enjoy!

 

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Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak is a quick and easy beef stir fry recipe that involves thinly sliced sirloin steak along with bell pepper and onion. This is the perfect dish to serve during lunchtime. It will be better if you serve it with yang chow fried rice.

Since this is a stir-fry dish, the cooking time is fast. The meat needs to be marinated in seasoning though to ensure that it absorbs all the necessary flavor before cooking. Tender steaks are required for this recipe because there is not enough time to tenderize the beef. However, you may use less tender beef parts as long as you tenderize it after slicing. I pound the sliced beef with a meat tenderizer tool to make it more tender.

Adding a bit of Sriracha sauce or a dash of cayenne pepper powder can help to make this dish spicy. Enjoy!

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Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced lengthwise
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 5 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking wine (Sherry or Shaoxing)
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Procedure

  1. In a medium bowl, combine beef, soy sauce, cooking wine, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and cornstarch. Mix well and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a wok and then pour-in the cooking oil. Stir fry the marinated beef in batches of 2 or 3 for 3 minutes. Cooking in batches preserves the heat which is essential in stir fry; it also cooks the meat equally. Place the cooked beef in a plate. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, using the remaining oil, stir fry the onion and bell peppers for 2 minutes.
  4. Add-in the cooked beef. Toss and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes more adding salt and soy sauce as needed.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve!
  6. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 5

Stir Fried Ginger Beef

Stir Fried Ginger Beef is a quick and easy recipe that you can prepare for your family for lunch. This recipe recommends the use of either beef tenderloin or sirloin because these cuts are the already tender, which means less cooking time. This is what stir fry is all about.

I like this recipe because it is straightforward. The dish has an oriental taste that can be best complimented with white rice.

I suggest that you slice the beef as thin as possible if you want it tender and if you want to cook it faster. I also understand that some of you will try this recipe using other tougher cuts of beef. In anticipation on this possibility, try to add water to the beef and simmer it for at least 30 minutes so that it will be tender. It will not be a real stir-fry though, but at least you will enjoy the same good tasting dish with a meat that is not hard to chew.

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Stir Fried Ginger Beef

Stir Fried Ginger Beef Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef tenderloin, sliced
  • 5 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch diluted in 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil

Cooking Procedure

  1. Make the marinade by combining vinegar, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon ginger, honey, and cayenne pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  2. Put the beef slices in the bowl with marinade. Make sure that the beef are coated properly. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Remove the beef from the fridge and wait until it reaches room temperature.
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok.
  5. Once the oil is hot, gradually put-in the beef slices one batch at a time depending on the size of your wok. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove the beef and set aside.
  7. Using the remaining cooking oil in the pan, saute the garlic, remaining ginger, and scallions for 40 to 60 seconds.
  8. Add the beef back in the wok and pour-in the sesame oil. Add cumin, salt and pepper.Stir.
  9. Pour-in the cornstarch diluted in water. continue to stir fry for 1 minute.
  10. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  11. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6

 

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Easy Roast Beef Sandwich

There is nothing like a good roast beef sandwich for lunch. Some like it with a thick and rich soup while others enjoy it better with potato chips. This Easy Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe is a no brainer. This is probably the simplest sandwich construction guide that you will ever see. The good thing about this recipe is it’s quick, easy, and the result is deliciously good.

All of us have our way of preparing roast beef sandwich. We have our own choice of bread, the meat is sourced from our trusted deli shop, and we have our own preference in terms of condiments — depending on our mood. While we have our own roast beef recipe, I got the meat from the deli due to time constraints. I like my roast beef simple with Swiss cheese and lettuce. A good mayo and honey mustard spread also works well for me. Here is how I do it.

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Roast Beef Sandwich

Roast Beef Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 piece curly leaf lettuce
  • 5 thin slices of roast beef
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey mustard dressing
  • 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise

Cooking Procedure

  1. Toast the bread slices using a bread or oven toaster.
  2. Combine honey mustard dressing with mayonnaise. Mix well. Spread equally on one side of each toasted bread.
  3. Arrange the lettuce on top of one bread slice, side with spread facing up. Top with Swiss cheese and roast beef slices.
  4. Finish by placing the other slice of bread on top of the roast beef, side with spread facing down.
  5. Serve with your favorite fruit juice.
  6. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 1

Tokwat Baka

Tokwat Baka is the beef version of the well loved tokwat baboy recipe. Similar dishes often use boiled beef — this particular recipe is quite different because I used ingredients that makes this dish stand out, such as porterhouse steak to begin with.

You do not really need to use porterhouse steak. You can use any steak cut as long as the meat us tender and its cooked medium rare to medium well. We want to make sure that the beef is juicy and tender. The sesame oil along with the rice vinegar emphasizes the Asian flavor of the dish.

Tokwat baka can be enjoyed as a pulutan or a main dish. Enjoy your meal!

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Asian Tokwat Baka

Tokwat Baka Recipe

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces grilled porterhouse steak, sliced
  • 4 pieces extra firm tofu, fried and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons roasted sesame seeds

Cooking Procedure

  1. Arrange the sliced steak and cubed tofu in a bowl.
  2. On a separate bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, pepper, salt, and onion. Stir. Microwave for 20 to 30 seconds
  3. Pour the mixture over the steak and tofu.
  4. Top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  5. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4