Nilagang Baka Filipino Recipe

Nilaga (literally means ‘boiled’) can be either pork or beef just as long as you use the boney parts with some meat bits in them with vegetables. This is very easy to make just throw everything in the pot and let the meat cook until tender.

Nilagang Baka recipe is a fairly easy dish to prepare. It only involves one basic process–boiling. This recipe involves a slow cooking process (boiling).

Nilagang Baka Filipino Food Recipe

Estimated Cooking Time:

1 to 2 hours

Nilagang Baka Ingredients:

* 1 kilo beef, cut into 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 cubes

* 8 potatoes cut the same size as the beef

* 1 bundle pechay cut into 2 pieces

* 1 small cabbage, quartered

* 5 onions, diced

* 1 head garlic, minced

* 4 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)

* 3 tablespoons of cooking oil

* 10 corns of black pepper

* 1 liter of water

* Salt and pepper to taste

How To Cook Nilagang Baka:

1). In a big casserole, heat oil and sauté the garlic and onions.

2). Add water, the beef, black pepper and patis. Bring to a boil then simmer for 1 hour or until the beef is tender.

3). Add the potatoes. Continue to simmer until potatoes are cooked.

4). Add the cabbage then the pechay. Do not over cook the vegetables.

5). Add salt and pepper to taste.

You can substitute the beef with chicken or pork. Best served while hot with plain white steamed rice.

Note: Image may vary with the end result of this recipe.

Nilagang Baka Image by Allan Reyes shared via Flickr (March 19, 2013) under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) license.

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16 thoughts on “Nilagang Baka Filipino Recipe

  1. Gigi Beleno

    Not a real fan of beef nilaga 'coz of the sebo which I hated so much. Neverthless this one looks yummy and just perfect especially the desire for hot soup during the rainy days.

  2. Fe

    Hey po! I just want to know kung ano ang substitute for pechay/bok choy? And patis rin po? I want to cook this recipe. Im looking forward for the answer.ty

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