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Nilagang Buto-buto ng Baka Recipe

This is a recipe for Nilagang Buto-buto ng Baka
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Beef
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 4 lbs. beef neck bone cut into serving pieces
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 medium yellow onion wedged
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • 4 pieces saba banana sliced
  • 1 large baking potato slced
  • 2 bunches baby bok choy
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup patis sauce


  • Pour water into a deep soup pot.
  • Add onion, whole peppercorn, and beef neck bone. Let boil. Cover and continue to boil in low heat for 3 hours. Add water if needed. Note: You can use a pressure cooker to quickly cook the beef and tenderize the meat. It should take around 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Add saba banana and potato. Boil in medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add bok choy and Napa cabbage. Cover the pot, Turn the heat off. Let it stay covered for 8 minutes for the residual heat to partially cook the vegetables.
  • Add patis. Stir.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with rice.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g