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How to Cook Beef Igado (Igadong Baka)

Beef igado is a beef version of the usual pork igado dish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef igado, igadong baka
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo beef
  • 1/4 kilo beef heart
  • 1/4 kilo beef liver
  • 1 pc. bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1/2 tsp. annato powder or Mama Sita Achuete
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas or green peas
  • 2 pcs laurel leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper adjust if necessary
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • Salt or patis fish sauce to taste
  • 1 pc beef broth cube
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pc. medium size onion


    How to cook beef igado:

    • Boil the heart and liver to remove the anggo or musky odor but don't cook it too much, just half cooked.
    • Slice the beef, heart and liver into strips and separate the beef from the heart and liver.
    • Saute garlic and onion then add the beef and stir fry for a few minutes until the liquid evaporates.
    • Then add the heart and liver and stir fry for at least 3 minutes.
    • Pour a little amount of water and simmer until the beef, heart and liver becomes tender.
    • Add pepper and laurel leaves. When the liquid evaporates again, pour the vinegar and add the beef cube.
    • Add the atchuete and stir for at least 3 minutes. Follow the chickpeas and bell pepper.
    • Simmer again for at least 3 minutes and season with salt or patis.
    • Adjust the amount of the salt or patis that suits your taste.┬áServe hot.