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Bulalo Beef Pares Recipe

This is a recipe for Bulalo Beef Pares
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 3 lbs. beef shank

Ingredients for boiling

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 yellow onion wedged

Ingredients for sauteeing

  • 1 yellow onion minced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 thumb ginger minced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 to 5 pieces star anise
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cups garlic fried rice.


  • Pour water into a pressure cooker. Let boil,
  • Add wedged onion, ground black pepper, and salt.
  • Put the beef shank in the pressure cooker. Cover and pressure cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Remove the beef shank. Set the beef stock aside.
  • In a clean pot, heat oil.
  • Saute garlic, onion, and ginger.
  • Add the boiled beef shank. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Pour soy sauce and 1 3/4 cups of beef stock (water used to boil beef) into the pot. Let boil. Cover and then cook in medium heat for 8 minutes.
  • Add star anise. Cook for 12 minutes. Remove the star anise from the pot.
  • Add brown sugar. Stir. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with garlic fried rice and beef stock (soup).
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g