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Beef Pares

Beef stewed in soy sauce with star anise. This dish is best enjoyed with garlic fried rice and a bowl of beef stock on the side.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef stew meal, pares recipe
Calories: 3622kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 ½ lbs. beef cubed
  • 1 piece Knorr Beef Cube
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup scallions chopped
  • 2 thumbs ginger minced
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a cooking pot or pressure cooker. Saute onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Add the beef once onion softens. Cook until light brown.
  • Pour soy sauce and water. Stir.
  • Add Knorr Beef Cube and star anise. Cover the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar and season with salt and ground black pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes more or until the sauce reduces a bit.
  • Top with chopped scallions and serve with sinangag and beef stock. Share and enjoy.


Calories: 3622kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 210g | Fat: 269g | Saturated Fat: 90g | Cholesterol: 805mg | Sodium: 7814mg | Potassium: 3722mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 26.9mg