How to Cook Beef Ampalaya (Beef with Bitter Gourd)
Beef ampalaya is not a traditional Filipino recipe but it was well accepted as one of the favorite Filipino dishes.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1/2 kilo beef tenderloin slice into strips
- 1 large bitter gourd or ampalaya
- 1 small size onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- 1/8 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 2 Tbsp salted black beans optional
- cooking oil for sauteing
How to cook beef ampalaya:
Marinade the beef strips with soy sauce and pepper at least 15 minutes.
In a small wok or large skillet heat oil and stir fry the beef strips until it turns brown and sizzles. Set aside.
Heat oil again and saute garlic, onion and ampalaya.
Then add the oyster sauce, black beans and 1/4 cup water and simmer for at least 3 minutes.
Add the cooked beef and put a little magic sarap, about 1/2 tsp. then add the sugar.
Season with salt and mix then simmer again for a few seconds.
Turn off heat and serve hot.
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