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Beef Papaitan
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5 from 12 votes

How To Cook Papaitan Baka (Beef Papaitan)

Papaitan is one of the popular Ilokano dishes and the original recipe calls for goat innards.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: papaitan baka
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo beef internal organs tripe, liver, kidney, heart, pancreas, intestines
  • 1/4 kilo beef tenderloin cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1/4 cup beef bile or apdo
  • 1 pc medium size onion chopped
  • 1 head garlic minced
  • 1 pc ginger about 1 inch, slivered
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onion
  • 2 pc red chili pepper or siling labuyo
  • 3 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp.patisor fish sauce


    How to cook papaitan baka:

    • Wash and mash the internal organs with banana leaves with 3 Tbsp. salt to remove the musky odor.
    • Make sure that the intestines are very clean.
    • Boil the internal organs on a big pot until tender then remove from liquid and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Set aside.
    • Saute ginger, garlic and onion. Stir fry until the onions are cooked and add the internal organs.
    • Stir fry again until some broth comes out of the internal organs.
    • Season with salt and pepper and adjust the amount according to your desired taste.
    • Stir fry for a few minutes then add some water, just enough to cover all the ingredients.
    • Simmer and add the beef tenderloin until the tenderloin is cooked.
    • Drop the red chili peppers and pour the bile little by little to prevent the dish from becoming too bitter.
    • Season with patis and adjust the amount according to your preference.
    • Serve hot and garnish with chopped spring onions.