How to Cook Beef Bicol Express
Recipe type: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 kilo beef strips
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp. corn oil
  • 2 pcs red onion, chopped
  • 2 pcs large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, slice into strips
  • 3 to 4 pcs siling labuyo (bird's eye chilis), chopped
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. patis or fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 pc sweet pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. spring onions, chopped
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How to cook Beef Bicol Express:
  1. In a medium size wok, heat oil and saute the beef until slightly brown.
  2. Pour ½ cup of water and let it boil.
  3. Stir then add the ginger, black pepper, tomatoes and siling labuyo.
  4. Stir for a few minutes then add about 1 cup water. Add more if necessary.
  5. Cover and simmer the beef until tender and the liquid has evaporated to half.
  6. Then add onions, bay leaves, patis and coconut milk.
  7. Mix the ingredients and simmer again for 30 minutes.
  8. Then add the sweet pepper and spring onions. Simmer for a few seconds then serve.
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at