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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nilagang Baka Recipe

  Mama's Nilagang Baka Recipe

( Boiled beef with leafy vegetables ) 

Hey Guys! I'm back with another awesome, awesome recipe! My ultimate favorite Nilaga Beef!!. I'm so excited about this! It's my first post of the month of February ( love month) a perfect recipe for dinner date for two?? Anyways, The weather has been so cold here in my place. When its cold! I love to have a big bowl of Nilagang Beef. Just by looking at the pot of simmering beef nilaga and smelling the aroma all over my house it just irresistibly good. The waiting part is FOREVER!
(haha) I have no patience when it comes to this! Do you? The combination of ginger, onion and the beef... YUM! I feel hungry aready just by talking about it..wink:)
Quick question! When did the last time you have Beef Nilaga? Do you remember the taste of it? What are your favorite ingredients in Nilagang Baka? I bet you still have that first bite experience..it just so good! This recipe is inspired by my Mama, she can make Nilaga taste so good with only few ingredients.This is like my own version of my Mama's Recipe and it just as good as my Mom used to make.. Yay! I feel like I never left home..(e-e) the only thing I changed is the Nappa cabbage, I would love to used Bokchoy or petchay on this recipe but I can't just find them at the store ( I shop around 11pm that explained why right:)
Are you feeling hungry?? I am! Come on, let's make this scrumptious beef nilaga at the comfort of your own kitchen. Check out my very easy peasy recipe below!! lets enjoy this cold weather by making this nilaga beef recipe. :)
NOTES:
- Adjust the ingredients for larger crowd.
-Adjust the taste according to your preference.
- Use your favorite leafy vegetables.

The beef shank is the shank (or leg) portion of a steer or heifer. Due to the constant use of this muscle by the animal it tends to be tough, dry, and sinewy, so is best when cooked for a long time in moist heat. Beef shank is a common ingredient in soups- (source: wikipedia )

Ingredients:
Beef Shank- cut into big chunks
Nappa Cabbage/ Bokchoy or Petchay- I used Nappa Cabbage on this recipe:)
Ginger- sliced
Onion-
Green onion
Tomato- cut into chunks
Salt and Pepper- to taste
4-6 cups of water

Directions:
1.) In large pot, bring the 4-6 cups water into boil. Add the salt and pepper, ginger, onion and the cut beef.
2.) Let it simmer for like 1 hour or so until the beef is tender. Add the tomato at this point and water if you need to.
3.) Once the beef is tender. Add the cabbage and green onion. Adjust the taste by adding salt and pepper.  Turn off the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes.
4.) Best serve when its hot along with rice. Share this delicious moment with your family and friends.

Grab your plate and let's dig in!:)
I hope you love and enjoy this recipe as much as I do. See you in few days for more delicious recipe!
xoxoxox- Melgie
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37 comments:

  1. look delicious! maybe we can follow each other :)
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    Curly Glow

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    1. Thank you! pleasure is mine..Heading to your blog now.:)

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  2. we seldom cook this dish at home because my parents rarely eat beef but when we indulge, i really savor and enjoy especially when the soup is steaming hot! bagay sa malamig na panahon!

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    1. It so perfect sa malamig na panahon lalo nga ngayon winter.. Thank you, Sis:)

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    2. the weather now is starting to be warm again. 3 weeks lang ata ng malamig! now the fans and a/c are again open. minsan nga i wonder how 0 degrees feel, haha!

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    3. It feel so cold! that when you get it out, your face started to hurt, tapos may sipon na lumalabas, naskasakit nga for two days dahil sa -8 na temperature. BTW, I replied to your e-mail pala sorry it took forever..:)

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  3. We eat more of pork nilaga than beef. The other ingredients are the same though.

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    1. I think we eat more pork than beef in our household too.. Thank you:)

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  4. Looks yummy though I really don't eat beef. But I like pork nilaga so pwede naman din change sa pork, hehe...

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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    1. Oo naman change it to pork nalng. Yum! Thanks, Maye:)

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  5. I want to cook this one too..lalo na ung medyo naghihiwalay na ung laman sa may buto...but Mommy doesn't allow me to do this..di kasi sya nakain ng beef. I'll try to convince pa din. hehehe

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    1. Oo nga its really good pa naman. You can substitute naman with pork or chicken. Thanks!

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  6. Ay gusto ko yan.. but I didnt know pwede pala lagyan ng tomato ung nilaga nice

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    1. It's not typical ingredient for nilaga but I added just little bit for color and I'm big fan of tomato kaya ayun..heheh but you can totally omit the tomato..:) Thanks!

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  7. First time ko nalaman na nilalagyan pala ng kamatis at luya ang beef nilaga. something new to try. lagi lang kasi kami pork nilaga (although without tomato and ginger) kasi medyo mahal ang beef, hihi! :-)

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    1. It taste really good. I like it with tomato and ginger:) Thanks Sis:)

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  8. Same ingredients we use except for the tomato chunks. :) Ganyan ang ulam namin bukas. LOL.

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    1. Sarap naman ng ulam nyo.:) I love tomato kasi kaya I add some:) Thanks

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  9. This looks soo good. My dad used to cook this for me when I was a kid when I get asthma attacks

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    1. Thank you, Marie. This is my Dad's favorite:)

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  10. Nilagang baka is LOVED. I only prepare this when hubby is not around. He likes any stew but he's afraid of the cholesterol Sarap ng taba kaya hehehe!

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    1. Me and my kids nga lang din ang kumakain ng nilaga sa house. Pero sarap naman talaga pa minsan minsan. Thanks:)

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  11. I miss nilagang baka!!! Ever since, I have been watching what I eat, I have not eaten this dish for about 3 years? LOL

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    1. 3 years?? Wow! tagal na Sis, you probably not into it anymore.. Thanks!

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  12. Nice Blog :)

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    1. Thank you, I followed you via GFC. Thanks:)

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    2. Thanks..followed back sweetie :)

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  13. That looks so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.wanna follow each other let me know
    Kisses

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    1. Thank you, I'm following your blog right now..:)

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  14. This reminds me na matagal na pala kaming hindi nagninilagang baka :D

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    1. I think its about time to make one right? :) Thanks!

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  15. I regularly cook nilagang baka coz it's my daughter's favorite. Your own version has a twist and I find it interesting. I will try to add up some ingredients that you've mentioned Sis. Thanks for sharing it, nakakagutom ang pic. hehe

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    1. That's good! let me know what you think. I LOVED it..parang gusto ko nga din magluto na naman nito..heheh Thanks!

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  16. honey i love your food:)
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  17. My dad cooks nilagang baboy regularly, but rarely do we have nilagang baka. My favorite nilagang baka is probably the one cooked one of my college best friends. Just the right kind of salty for me. :)

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    1. I'm sure you missed your best friend's nilaga. I bet its delicious!::) Thanks

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