Beef Sarciado (Sarciadong Baka)

Beef sarciado or sarciadong baka is one of the many delicious Filipino dishes with Spanish influence. The common sarciado that we know is the fish sarciado, fried fish stewed in tomatoes and eggs which is very different. Beef sarciado is similar to kaldereta or mechado because of the vegetables used like the garbanzos, green peas and potatoes but the only difference is that sarciado use only fresh tomatoes where kaldereta and mechado use tomato sauce.


How to Cook Beef Sarciado (Sarciadong Baka)
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Recipe type: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 kilo beef short ribs, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 medium size onions, chopped (for sauteing)
  • 1 medium size onion, quartered (for boiling the meat)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced (for sauteing)
  • 1 whole garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 7 medium size tomatoes, chopped
  • ¾ cup garbanzos or chickpeas
  • ¾ cup green peas
  • 3 pcs medium size potatoes, peeled, quartered and fried
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. granulated seasoning (e.g. Magic Sarap, NamNam)
  • Salt and pepper
How to cook Beef Sarciado:
  1. In a pot, fill with water just enough to cover the short ribs and add onions, garlic, peppercorns, salt and bay leaf.
  2. Bring to a boil and remove any scums floating and simmer for about 2 to 3 hours or until the beef is tender.
  3. A pressure cooker can be used if you want to speed up the cooking process.
  4. Strain the beef and set aside both the beef and the broth.
  5. In a skillet, heat the oil and saute garlic until it changes in color then add onions and tomatoes.
  6. Stir cook and simmer for a few minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
  7. Pour in 1 cup of beef broth then add in the beef short ribs and season with granulated seasoning, salt and pepper.
  8. Add in green peas, garbanzos and potatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the dish is cooked.


Beef Sarciado