Binagoongang Baka (Beef Binagoongan)
Binagoongang baboy was a popular dish but some people don’t eat pork and some, especially those OFW who are working in the middle east can’t eat pork because it is not available in their area. Obviously people in the middle east are Muslims and they don’t eat pork so they won’t sell it. So this recipe, the binagoongang baka is the answer to your cravings. Now let’s get started.
- 1 kilo beef, cut into strips
- 1 head garlic, peeled and crushed
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 pc red onion, chopped
- 2 tsp. ground pepper
- 2 to 3 Tbsp. shrimp paste or bagoong alamang
- 1 pc laurel leaf
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 2 pcs green chili pepper, sliced
- In a medium size pan, saute garlic and onion until cooked then add the beef strips and saute for at least 30 seconds.
- Then pour 1 to 2 cups water, laurel leaf, pepper and simmer until the beef is tender.
- Let the liquid evaporate until the beef strips is almost dry.
- Then add the shrimp paste, coconut milk and sugar.
- Cover and simmer in low fire. Mix or stir for a few seconds and let it simmer again.
- Taste and if the dish is too salty, put a little more sugar to balance the taste. Then add the green chili peppers
- If the viscosity of the sauce is already thick, remove from fire and serve.