Pininyahang Baka (Beef with Pineapples)

This beef recipe with pineapple is simple to cook. You only need few basic ingredients that you can find in a market and grocery store. The recipe needs lean beef, coconut milk or evaporated milk, pineapple juice and chunks and spices. To cook the beef, sometimes it will not be easy to tenderize the meat if you can’t find beef tenderloin so you need a pressure cooker if you are in a hurry.


How to Cook Pininyahang Baka (Beef with Pineapples)
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Recipe type: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6 Servings
  • 1 kilo lean beef, sliced into cubes
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 pc beef broth cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 pc onion, chopped
  • 1 pc birds eye chili or siling labuyo, chopped
  • 2 pcs laurel leaves
  • ½ cup coconut milk or evaporated milk mixed with 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 small can pineapple chunks
  • 1 pc red bell peppers, sliced into strips
  • 1 pc long green pepper, sliced into strips
  • Ground black pepper
  • Magic sarap or any granulated seasoning
How to cook pininyahang baka
  1. Cook the beef in boiling water with laurel leaves and pepper until tender. Set aside.
  2. In an empty pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion until garlic is brown and onion is transparent.
  3. Put the cooked beef and stir fry for a few minutes.
  4. Pour the pineapple juice, broth cube and chili and simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Then pour the evaporated milk or the coconut milk with cornstarch.
  6. Put the red bell pepper, green pepper, sugar and pineapple chunks.
  7. Season with salt and granulated seasoning (Magic Sarap). Serve hot.


Pininyahang Baka