Ampalaya Con Carne – Beef Ampalaya

Ampalaya Con Carne is a very popular Filipino vegetable dish. Beef Ampalaya or Ampalaya Con Carne is one of the famous among the Ampalaya dish variety.

Ampalaya is also known as bitter melon or bitter gourd. You can eliminate or at least, lessen the bitterness of this vegetable by washing the sliced fruit on running water and soak them in a container filled with cold water and let it sit for 5-15 minutes before cooking.

Beef Ampalaya Ingredients:

* 1/2 lbs. ampalaya, sliced 1/4″ thick crosswise

* 1/2 lbs. beef, cut into strips

* 1 onion, sliced

* 1/2 cup tomatoes, sliced

* 1 tbsp. garlic, pounded

* 1-1/2 cups beef broth

* 3 tsps. soy sauce

* 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

* 2 tbsp. flour

* salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

1). Cook ampalaya in boiling water until half done and set aside.

2). Boil beef in seasoned water until tender. Drain and set aside. (You can use the broth later)

3). Saute onion, garlic and tomatoes in cooking oil.

4). Add flour and continue stirring to blend well. Add beef broth and continue stirring until it thickens.

5). Add beef and ampalaya. Add seasonings and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.

This recipe makes 4 servings. Enjoy with hot steamed rice.

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