Beef pares is probably one of the most popular Filipino meal. You can see it being sold at local carinderias and some are even selling it via mobile store at sidewalks.
Beef pares, ingredients and the way it is cook vary from time to time. Below is a simple and easy to follow recipe of beef pares or also known as braised beef paired with fried rice and hot-tasty soup that you can try out at home.
* 500g (sliced into 1 1/2-inch thick cubes) beef brisket
* 4 cups of water
* 1/2 piece chopped onion
* 1 piece star anise
* 1 tsp of salt
* 1 tbsp cooking oil
* 1 tsp minced garlic
* 1 onion, chopped
* 1/3 cup soy sauce
* 2 tbsp of sugar
* salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
* 2 cups of beef broth
* 2 tbsp cornstarch
* 1/4 cup of water
Beef Pares Cooking Procedure:
1). Put the beef, chopped onion, star anise and water in a sauce pot Cover sauce pot. Let the mixture simmer until the beef is tender. Add water if liquid dries up or for more sauce if you want.
2). Separate beef cubes from the broth. Set aside the beef broth (2 cups or more will do).
3). In a sauce pot, heat the cooking oil and saute garlic until light brown.
4). Add chopped onion. Saute until transparent in color.
5). Add cooked beef cubes. Mix it well with onion and garlic.
6). Add soy sauce, sugar, beef broth. Season it with ground black pepper and salt. Simmer for 5 minutes.
7). Pour the cornstarch in water and add it to the beef mixture. Stir continuously until sauce thickens.
Enjoy your beef pares! Serve it with fried rice along with a tasty soup for much better beef pares experience.
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