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Homemade Beef Tapa

The procedure below requires combining water and oil. The beef is boiled until the water evaporates - this makes it more tender. The remaining oil fries the beef. You can skip this process by directly frying the beef in oil.
Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time12 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 1/2 lb beef sirloin thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic or 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • In a container, combine soy sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar and mix well. Set aside
  • Place the beef in the clear plastic bag
  • Pour-in the the mixed seasonings in the clear plastic bag with meat and mix well
  • Place inside the refrigerator and marinate for a minimum of 12 hours
  • In a pan, place 1 cup water and bring to a boil
  • Add 3 tbsp of cooking oil
  • Put-in the marinated beef tapa and cook until the water evaporates.


Serving: 4g