Nilagang Baka (Filipino Beef Soup)

Nilagang baka is a Filipino beef soup with vegetables like carrots, potatoes, cabbage and pechay. The best beef soup is combining the beef with bony parts like beef ribs but you can also make soup stock by boiling the bones. When buying beef, it is also recommended to choose meat with some fat to improve the taste. This is a very popular Filipino comfort food that you can cook with ease.

To cook this dish; Boil the beef until tender with peppercorns and onion in a pot with the soup stock or the water with the dissolved bouillon. Add water if necessary to avoid drying up. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and simmer until potatoes are cooked. Then add the remaining ingredients and put salt and MSG according to your taste. To see the rest of the recipe with the exact measurement of ingredients, see below.



 

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How to Cook Nilagang Baka
 
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Recipe type: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ kilo beef, sliced in 2 inches length
  • 2 pc beef bouillon dissolved in 4 cups water
  • or 4 cups beef bones soup stock
  • 1 tsp. whole peppercorn
  • 1 pc onion, sliced
  • 2 medium size carrots, sliced in four portion
  • 3 medium size potatoes, sliced in four portion
  • 1 small pechay (optional)
  • 1 small cabbage, sliced in four portion
  • Salt to taste
  • MSG or granulated seasoning (optional)
Instructions
How to cook nilagang baka:
  1. Boil the beef until tender with peppercorns and onion in a pot with the soup stock or the water with the dissolved bouillon. Add water if necessary to avoid drying up.
  2. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and simmer until potatoes are cooked. Then add the remaining ingredients and put salt and MSG according to your taste. Serve hot.

 


Nilagang Baka