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How to Cook Beef Sarciado (Sarciadong Baka)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 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 tsp. whole peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 7 medium size tomatoes chopped
  • 3/4 cup garbanzos or chickpeas
  • 3/4 cup green peas
  • 3 pcs medium size potatoes peeled, quartered and fried
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp. granulated seasoning e.g. Magic Sarap, NamNam
  • Salt and pepper


    How to cook Beef Sarciado:

    • In a pot, fill with water just enough to cover the short ribs and add onions, garlic, peppercorns, salt and bay leaf.
    • Bring to a boil and remove any scums floating and simmer for about 2 to 3 hours or until the beef is tender.
    • A pressure cooker can be used if you want to speed up the cooking process.
    • Strain the beef and set aside both the beef and the broth.
    • In a skillet, heat the oil and saute garlic until it changes in color then add onions and tomatoes.
    • Stir cook and simmer for a few minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
    • Pour in 1 cup of beef broth then add in the beef short ribs and season with granulated seasoning, salt and pepper.
    • Add in green peas, garbanzos and potatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the dish is cooked.