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Sinigang na Baka sa Sampalok
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How to Cook Sinigang na Baka sa Sampalok (Beef in Tamarind Broth)

Sinigang na baka sa sampalok is a tamarind based beef soup. Like the usual sinigang dish, this recipe use tamarind to make the soup sour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo beef brisket or cut into cubes
  • 150 grams tamarind fruit or 1 pack Sinigang sa Sampalok mix
  • 1 bunch kangkong wash and get the leaves only
  • 1 pc. radish
  • 1 bunch string beans
  • 3 pcs. siling haba or green chili
  • 250 grams taro root or gabi
  • 2 medium size tomatoes chopped
  • 1 large red onion quartered
  • salt and patis


    How to cook Sinigang na Baka sa Sampalok:

    • Boil the tamarind in a pot with water, about 3 cups, adjust if necessary. Cook until the tamarind becomes tender.
    • Remove the tamarind from the pot and transfer to a bowl then mash it with a fork until the juices comes out.
    • Then put it again in the pot and stir. Strain the contents of the pot with a colander and pour it a another container to get the broth from the tamarind. Press it until the juices have been extracted.
    • In another pot boil the beef for about 5 minutes. Remove the liquid and scum then wash the meat.
    • Then replace the water by filling the pot just enough to cover the meat.
    • Boil until the meat is cooked and tender.
    • Add in the salt, onion, tomatoes and gabi. Boil until the gabi is cooked.
    • Then add in the string beans and radish. Simmer for about 3 minutes.
    • Pour the tamarind broth (or if you can't find tamarind, use sinigang mix), kangkong leaves and green chili.
    • Season with salt or fish sauce (patis) and serve hot.