Filipino Main Dish Recipe: Beef Salpicao with Buttered Vegetables

This recipe is a favorite Filipino dish. What most Filipinos love about salpicao is the fact that it has quality meat with seasonings and a very distinct garlic flavor. This Filipino dish has a wide array of variations. The recipe that you will be getting today is not the original version but it is a healthier one since it involves some vegetables. The addition of vegetables bring balanced to this meaty recipe.

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For this recipe, you will only need to allot ten minutes for preparation. In addition tot his, you need to keep in mind the marinading time. Time of cooking will only consume about five to eight minutes. The recipe that is given below will yield up to three to four servings.

Beef Salpicao Ingredients

* 1 kilo of beef tenderloin, cut into cubes
* 3 to 4 pieces of garlic cloves, chopped well
* 1 tbsp of butter
* 3 tbsp of olive oil
* cooking oil
* salt to taste

For marinade:

* 1 tbsp of brown sugar
* ½ tsp of chili fakes
* 2 tbsps of oyster sauce, Worcestershire sauce or liquid seasoning
* 1 tbsp of olive oil
* ½ tbsp of minced garlic
* ½ tbsp of paprika

For buttered vegetables:

3 cups of mixed vegetables (broccoli, snow peas, cauliflower or any vegetable you wish)
3 tbsp of butter
add salt and pepper to taste

How To Cook Beef Salpicao


The side dish

1.) Steam the vegetables of your choice for about 3 minutes. Make sure that it becomes tender.
2.) Place the steamed vegetables in a serving bowl.
3.) Melt butter then add the melted butter in the bowl. Toss the vegetables well.
4.) Add salt and pepper to taste.

The main dish

1.) The first thing that you need to do is to marinade the beef. Place the beef cubes in a big bowl then add in the liquid seasoning, Worcestershire sauce or oyster sauce, brown sugar, chili flakes, olive oil, minced garlic and paprika. Allow the beef to be marinated for two hours or so.

2.) Heat the wok. Wait for it to start to smoke. Once you have seen smoke, then you should start adding a generous amount of oil. Add in the minced garlic. Stir fry until it becomes fragrant. Avoid turning the garlic brown.

3.) Remove the cooked garlic from the wok but leave the garlic infused oil behind.

4.) Add the beef cubes in batches. Stir cook for about five to ten minutes until the beef cubes have seared.

5.) Once all the beef cubes have been placed in the wok, add in the cooked garlic, butter and oyster sauce.

6.) Stir cook the beef cubes for about three to five minutes. Continue doing this until the sauce exhibits an oily and thick consistency.

7.) Test the taste. Add salt if necessary.

8.) Remove the beef salpicao from the wok.

9.) Served right away with rice on the side.

10.) Enjoy your sumptuous beef salpicao!

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