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Afritadang Baka
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How to Cook Beef Afritada (Afritadang Baka)

Beef afritada is a variation of the popular chicken afritada. Which is a basic Filipino tomato based chicken stew. Instead of chicken, you use beef.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: afritadang baka, beef afritada
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo beef cut into chunks
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pc onion chopped
  • 2 pcs tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup red and green bell peppers cut into strips
  • 1 pc beef broth cube
  • 1/8 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 pc carrots slice into wedges
  • 2 medium size potatoes quartered
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • Fish sauce to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste


    How to cook Beef Afritada:

    • In a pot, boil the beef chunks in water, just enough to cover the meat. Cook until tender.
    • Remove the beef chunks from the broth and set aside. Save the broth.
    • In a saucepan, heat some cooking oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
    • Then add onions and tomatoes. Saute until tender. Add the red and green bell peppers.
    • Add in the beef cubes and mix well. Pour tomato sauce then followed by the beef broth. Mix well.
    • Add the carrots, potatoes and the bay leaves. Season with patis or fish sauce and ground pepper.
    • Simmer until the potatoes are tender. Add more broth if sauce becomes too dry while cooking. Serve hot.