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Pho Beef Noodles

Pho Beef Noodles Recipe

INGREDIENTS:For the broth:
1 kilo beef bones
500 grams beef brisket, cut into cubes
1 pc ginger, thinly sliced
1 pc white onion, sliced
1/8 cup fish sauce
2 tablespoons white sugar
5 pcs star anise
5 pcs garlic cloves, slightly toasted
1/2 tbsp salt
For the noodles:
250 grams rice sticks noodles, soaked, cooked and drained
150 grams beef sirloin, sliced into paper-thin
For the garnish:
1/2 white onion, sliced paper-thin
3 pcs spring onions, chopped
3 tbsps cilantro, chopped
200 grams bean sprouts
10 pcs basil leaves
3 pcs red chili
1 pc lime, cut into thin wedges
Freshly ground black pepper
PROCEDURE:For the broth:
  1. Put water in a stock pot and bring to a boil.
  2. In a second pot, place beef bones and brisket. Add water until bones and meat are covered. Boil for five minutes.
  3. Transfer the bones and meat to the first pot of boiling water. Discard the previously used one.
  4. Add ginger and onions, fish sauce and sugar. Simmer for about 40 minutes or until the brisket is tender. 
  5. When the broth is simmering, add star anise and garlic cloves. Simmer until fragrant, then remove the anise, garlic and onions.
  6. Add salt.
To assemble the Pho Beef Noodles:  
  1. Put the noodles in a bowl.
  2. Add beef brisket pieces and raw sirloin.
  3. Ladle about two to three cups of the boiling broth to the bowl.
  4. Top with onions, chopped spring onions, basil, bean sprouts, red chili and a lime wedge.
  5. Serve hot.


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Morcon Recipe

1 kilo beef brisket, sliced into wide thin sheets
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 medium-sized carrot, quartered lengthwise
1 stalk celery, cut lengthwise
1 whole pickled cucumber, quartered lengthwise
5 pcs hotdog, quartered lengthwise
6 slices bacon
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons green olives
2 cups beef stock
2 pcs dried bay leaves
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup tomato sauce
Dried parsley, chopped for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Kitchen twine
  1. Season the beef with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Wrap one piece of carrot, celery, pickled cucumber, and hotdog with one slice of bacon. 
  3. Put the wrapped filling in the center of the beef, then roll.
  4. Tie with kitchen twine. 
  5. Repeat procedure for the rest of the beef.
  6. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. 
  7. Dredge beef rolls in flour, and fry until evenly light brown. 
  8. Remove from pan and set aside.
  9. On the same pan, heat oil and saute the garlic, onion, green olives and tomato paste for one minute.
  10. Add the stock, bay leaves, pineapple juice, soy sauce, and tomato sauce.
  11. Stir and bring to a boil.
  12. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. 
  13. Reduce the heat and simmer the beef rolls until tender.
  14. Remove the beef rolls from the saucepan and let it cool slightly.
  15. Strain and simmer sauce until thick.
  16. Remove kitchen twine from the beef rolls and cut into slices. 
  17. Pour the sauce over the beef rolls.
  18. Garnish with chopped parsley.


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Mini Burgers

Mini Burgers Recipe

500 grams ground beef
1 small can unsweetened crushed pineapple, drain and reserve the liquid
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsps ketchup
1 tbsp white vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp chili flakes
Reserved liquid from the pineapples
10 pcs miniature burger buns
50 grams spinach leaves
200 grams bacon, cooked and crumbled
  1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, black pepper and salt.
  2. Put the beef and mix well, shape into small patties.
  3. For the marinade, combine soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, chili flakes and reserved pineapple juice.
  4. Pour marinade over burgers and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. Drain beef patties and discard marinade. 
  6. In a pan, heat oil and grill patties then cover.
  7. This will take about four to five minutes on each side.
  8. Grill buns uncovered until toasted.
  9. Serve burgers with spinach, pineapple and bacon.


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Empanaditas Recipe

For the dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
4 tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup ice water
For the filling:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup white onion, shredded
1/2 bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 pound ground beef
1 cup potatoes, diced and cooked
1/2 cup beef broth
1 egg yolk
Salt to taste
For the filling:
  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil.
  2. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, beef, tomato paste and cumin and cook for about six minutes over medium heat. 
  3. Add the cooked potatoes and cook for about seven minutes.
  4. Add the broth, season with salt and cook until meat is cooked through. 
For the dough:
  1. Place the flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the butter and water until the dough forms. 
  3. Form a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. 
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a thin rectangle.
  5. Cut out round shapes with a cutter or a small plate. 
To make the empanada: 
  1. Fill the dough with the beef mixture.
  2. Brush the edges with egg and close the dough by pressing the edges together to form a half moon. 
  3. Preheat oil in a deep pot.
  4. Fry the empanadas for about three minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.


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Homemade Burger Patty with Gravy Recipe

Burger Patties
500 grams ground beef
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, dijon mustard, onion, garlic, egg, salt and pepper. Mix with a wooden spoon or with your hands until well combined.
  2. Depending on your preferred thickness, scoop the mixture and shape into a burger patty. This can be done by rolling the mixture into equal-sized balls then flatten them on a flat surface or using the palms of your hands.
  3. Fry burger patties in a per-heated pan or grill. Cook each side for two to three minutes depending on thickness. Fry all your patties, then set aside.
Mushroom Gravy
2 tbsp butter
1 pound sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup flour
4 cups beef stock
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium to high heat. Add the the mushrooms and saute for about 10 minutes or until brown and the mushroom juices evaporate. Stir in flour and reduce the heat to medium, cook for another three minutes. 
  2. Whisk in one cup of beef broth, then add the rest once incorporated. Add the thyme and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper according to taste. 
  3. Serve mushroom gravy on top of burger patties. Serve with steamed rice.


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Beef Kaldereta

Beef Kaldereta Recipe

  • 50 ml olive oil
  • 500 grams beef kalitiran, cut into 1.5″ cube
  • 1 can liver spread
  • 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cube
  • 1 medium-sized green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cube
  • 1 small can button mushroom
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp ground peppercorn
  • 2 medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 1 L beef stock
  • 1 head garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 50 ml soy sauce
  • 2 pcs red chili, slice
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • Salt, as needed
  • Sugar, as needed
  1. Heat olive oil in a pan, add garlic, onion, bell peppers, bay leaves, red chili and meat until color changes to light brown.
  2. Put tomato paste, liver spread and cook for a minute. 
  3. Add vinegar, tomato sauce, soy sauce, beef stock and let it simmer until tender.
  4. When the beef is tender, add button mushrooms, green olives, cheese and season with salt and ground peppercorns, balance taste with a little sugar.


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Adobong Bulalo

Adobong Bulalo Recipe

  • 4 pcs sliced beef knuckles, approximately 180 grams each
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup vinegar
  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 pcs chili finger
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • 50 ml cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp spring onion
  1. Season beef with salt. 
  2. Heat oil in pan. 
  3. Sear both sides of beef. 
  4. Remove oil, pour vinegar, soy sauce, water, chili, garlic and bay leaf. 
  5. Simmer until beef becomes tender. Sprinkle with spring onion and serve.


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