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Nilagang Baka with Kalabasa – Filipino boiled beef Soup

This is a recipe for Nilagang Baka with Kalabasa – Filipino boiled beef Soup
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. beef chuck paypay, cubed
  • ½ medium butternut squash or calabaza squash cubed
  • 1 bunch bok choy pechay
  • 20 to 30 pieces long green beans
  • 2 medium yellow onions wedged
  • 2 teaspoons whole peppercorn
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce patis


  • Pour water and beef broth into a cooking pot. Let boil.
  • Add beef slices, onion, and whole peppercorn. Cover the pot and continue to boil between low to medium heat for 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until the beef becomes tender. Note: add more water if needed.
  • Add butternut squash or kalabasa. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add long greens beans. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add bok choy and season with fish sauce. Continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with rice.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g