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Ingredients for Bulalo

2 limbs of beef
20 cups of water
1 big onion cut into 2
3 kutsay (Chinese leek), chopped
10 cups of chicken broth

How to Cook Bulalo

1. Add all ingredients in to one big pot and let it boil. Remove the floating sediments that came out of the bones.
2. Place lid of the pot and let it boil for 1 hour until cooked.
3. Serve hot.

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup – Pho Recipe

Pho (pronounced fuh) is a wonderful Vietnamese soup made from beef stock, spices, noodles, and thinly sliced beef, chicken, or pork. It may also include shrimp but this is a less frequently used ingredient. While many restaurants will serve this meal for lunch and dinner in the United States, it is typically a breakfast food in Vietnam. Patrons will stop at a pho vendor on their way to work in the morning and will enjoy a warm meal just by the stall where they bought their food.

This simple dish is most often judged by the quality of the broth instead of the other ingredients. An exceptional bowl of pho should not need extra spices or seasoning put in at the table. This is not to say you cannot add anything to your bowl without being rude. It is actually encouraged to add scallions or bean sprouts, jalapenos or cilantro but those are all things you’d pick out of the bowl with your chopsticks and not something you’re likely to drink out of the bowl when finished.

Here is an easy recipe so you can make your own pho. Feel free to tweak it as needed and see if you can create an exceptional bowl of pho for your family to love and enjoy.

Ingredients for Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

• 2 tbsp canola oil
• 2 yellow onions, halved
• 1, 3-inch piece of fresh Ginger, halved
• 2 cloves garlic
• 4 qt low-sodium beef stock
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 3 star anise
• 2-4 tbsp fish sauce
• 3 tbsp packed light brown sugar
• 1 tbsp kosher salt
• Ground pepper, fresh
• 8 oz rice noodles
• 12 oz beef sirloin, fat trimmed
• 2 thai chiles, stems removed and thinly sliced
• 1 bunch fresh mint
• ½ white onion, sliced paper thin
• 4 scallions (optional)
• Sriracha or Chili Garlic Sauce (optional)
• Lime Wedges (optional)
• 1 cup bean sprouts, fresh (optional)
• 2 jalapeno peppers (optional)
• ½ cup cilantro, fresh (optional)

How to Cook Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

• Prepare rice noodles as directed on packet.
• Put a large pot on high heat.
• Tenderize meat but poking holes all over it with a fork.
• Season the meat with salt and pepper.
• Sear the meat until it is both charred and still raw. (this should take 2-3 minutes on each side).
• Set the meat aside on a plate.
• Heat oil then add ginger and onions.
• Cook 4 minutes.
• Add broth, 3 cups water, star anise and cinnamon.
• Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
• Thinly slice the scallions and jalapenos (remove seed to reduce heat)
• Thinly slice the meat (against the grain)
• Drain noodles.
• Add fish sauce to the broth and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
• Strain the broth (keeping only the onions)
• Slice onions
• Serve with the optional ingredients on the side so each person can decide what they want in their bowl.


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Beef Kaldereta

Ingredients for Beef Kaldereta

2 tbsp oil
1 cup potatoes, squarely cut
6 cups beef, cut according to desired size
1 cup water
1 pack of Caldereta sauce
1 piece red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
1 / 2 cup peas

How to Cook Beef Kaldereta

1. Heat oil. Fry the potatoes and set aside.
2. Fry the beef till reddish. Add water and boil until soft.
3. Add caldereta sauce, fried potatoes and red bell pepper. Stir until the vegetables soften.
4. Add the peas before removing.

Beef Stew

Ingredients for Beef Stew

1 kilo beef, sliced each 1 1 / 2 inches
4 pcs bacon
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
3 red and green pepper, sliced lengthwise
4-5 potatoes, cut into four parts and partial fried
1 small can of tomato paste
2 carrots, square cuts
1 bay leaf
1 1 / 2 cup water

How to Cook Beef Stew

1. Fry the bacon and set aside.
2. In the same pan, saute the garlic.
3. Add the meat til reddish.
4. Add the onion and tomato paste.
5. Stir and boil for 5 minutes.
6. Add water, salt and laurel.
7. Boil until tender meat.
8. Add a little water when it starts to dry.
9. When about it’s about to be cooked, add the red bell pepper, and green, carrots and fried potatoes.
10. Cook for 10 minutes and garnish with bacon on the surface.

Bistek Tagalog (Tagalog Beef Steak)

Ingredients for Bistek Tagalog (Tagalog Beef Steak)

100 ml oil
200 grams pickled green papaya
200 grams lettuce
720 grams beef tenderloin
50 grams garlic peeled
200 grams onions round cuts
150 ml soy sauce
200 grams lemon juice
2 grams whole pepper

How to Cook Bistek Tagalog (Tagalog Beef Steak)

1. Marinate the beef with crushed garlic, soy sauce and lemon juice.
2. Medium fry beef before taking out from the pan.
3. Saute onions slightly.
4. Add the soy sauce and lemon juice with onions and boil until thicken.
5. Set the fried beef on the platter.
6. Pour the onion sauce on the beef.
7. Serve with pickled green papaya.

Faster Than Fast Food, and Healthier Too

Returning home after a hectic day and facing the prospect of spending an hour slaving away behind a hot stove in order to feed a small clan of hungry mouths is often about as appealing as having to undergo root canal. It’s on days like these that the noble intentions of nourishing the bodies of those you care about most with only the best nature’s bounty has to offer go flying right out the window. Inevitably you’ll reach out guiltily for the phone and place your order at the local pizza place. It’s just so much easier, isn’t it? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Being on a first name basis with the pizza delivery guy is probably a sign that a change is in order, and for mom’s on the go there really is no reason to resort to ordering in fast food simply because it’s quick and easy. To get you off the fast food track and back to healthy eating here are three simple, quick and most importantly, healthy recipes to get you started. And the bonus is they’re not only quicker to prepare at home than ordering a pizza but every mouthful is guaranteed to be that much more nutritious and appealing.

In less than 15 minutes you can whip up a healthy, flavor-packed dish that wouldn’t be out of place in any Thai restaurant.

Ingredients for Thai Beef Salad and Sausalito Noodles

200g Mung Bean Sprouts
Juice and Zest 1 Lime
1 tsp Sugar
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
415g Tin Tomatoes with Vegetables
800g Rump Steak
4 tbsp Chopped Coriander
Crisp Salad Leaves
4 tbsp Fish Sauce
300g Egg Noodles
Brown Brothers Red Tarrango
2 tbsp Chilli Minced
2 Radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 Cucumber, sliced

How to Cook Thai Beef Salad and Sausalito Noodles

Throwing it all together couldn’t be simpler. Simply season the steak with black pepper, pan fry or bbq for 5-7 minutes, turning once. Remove, cool and slice thinly. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Mix together the beef with salad vegetables. Arrange onto serving plates and drizzle with dressing.

Cook the noodles in plenty of boiling water until al dente (tender to the bite.) Drain and place into large serving bowls. Place the tomatoes and chilli into a blender, add 2 Tbsps of Thai Fish Sauce, blend until rich, then toss through the noodles. Serve alongside the beef salad.

Dressing for Thai Beef Salad and Sausalito Noodles

Mix the zest and juice of the lime with Fish Sauce, 1 red chilli, 1 tsp sugar, 1 clove garlic and 4 tbsp of chopped coriander, and voila you’re done. Serve, eat and enjoy.

Now if you’re not big on spice then not to worry. Why not throw together some sumptuous Lamb, Mango and Parsnip Burgers?

You don’t have to be a master chef to put great tasting, lively and bold flavors on a plate in less time than it takes the delivery guy to make it to your front door.

You’re going to need the following fresh ingredients which can easily be found at your nearest grocery store or even online.

Ingredients for Lamb, Mango and Parsnip Burgers

1/2 c Diced Mango, 1 Tbsp for Mayo
4 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 tsp Chopped Parsley
1 tbsp Sage, chopped
2 tbsp Mayonnaise
1 Small Red Onion, chopped
Salad Leaves
1 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped
Focaccia Bread
1kg Ground Lamb
4 Vine Ripened Tomatoes
2 Parsnips, peeled, diced and poached until tender

How to Cook Lamb, Mango and Parsnip Burgers

To create your culinary masterpiece, the likes of which even Gordon Ramsay wouldn’t turn his nose at, mix together the ground lamb, sage, basil, onion, mango and garlic.

Dice the cooked parsnip and mix into the lamb.

Form into 6 burgers and panfry, grill or BBQ for 4-5 minutes each side.

Slice and toast the focaccia and place onto serving plates.

Mix all the mayo ingredients together, spoon a little mayo onto each focaccia.

Top with a burger, scatter the salad leaves and sliced tomatoes around the burger and serve.

If you’re looking for something vegetarian that doesn’t require 40 minutes of baking in the oven, then you simply can’t go wrong with a Grilled Eggplant and Portobello Sandwich. The best part is that it takes all of 25 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients for Grilled Eggplant and Portobello Sandwich

1 small clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
2 large or 3 medium Portobello mushroom caps, gills removed
Canola or olive oil cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
8 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, lightly grilled or toasted
2 cups arugula, or spinach, stemmed and chopped if large
1 large tomato, sliced

How to Cook Grilled Eggplant and Portobello Sandwich

To put your mouthwatering sandwich together just follow these four, simple steps:

1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
2. Mash garlic into a paste on a cutting board with the back of a spoon. Combine with mayonnaise and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Coat both sides of eggplant rounds and mushroom caps with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Grill the vegetables, turning once, until tender and browned on both sides: 2 to 3 minutes per side for eggplant, 3 to 4 minutes for mushrooms. When cool enough to handle, slice the mushrooms.
4. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of the garlic mayonnaise on each piece of bread. Layer the eggplant, mushrooms, arugula (or spinach) and tomato slices onto 4 slices of bread and top with the remaining bread.

There you have it. Three delectable alternatives to wolfing down a greasy, fatty, artery-clogging pizza that will have your pizza guy’s name fade from memory and leave your conscience guilt-free.

A great idea to keep the fast food wolf from the door is to compile a list of great, quick and easy meals and vegetarian recipes to refer to in those times when time becomes the enemy.

Nirelyong Dila ng Baka (Stuffed Cattle Tongue)

Ingredients for Nirelyong Dila ng Baka (Stuffed Cattle Tongue)

1 beef tongue (can be tongue pork)
1 head of garlic
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup oxford sausage (or any type of sausage)
1/2 cup minced ham
1/2 cup sausage de Bilbao
1/4 minced pork
3 chicken eggs

How to Cook Nirelyong Dila ng Baka (Stuffed Cattle Tongue)

1. Clean the tongue.
2. Boil the water with salt.
3. Scrape the outer skin to remove the white skin that are somewhat attached to the tongue.
4. Gently remove the skin as to not take the meat as well.
5. After cleaning, clean it again against running water.
6. Slice thinly lengthwise.
7. Don’t cut the tongue.
8. Place the mixed ingredients inside.
9. Sew.
10. Fry in oil the tongue until it looks reddish.
11. After frying, let it boil on three cups of water with onion, wine, salt, and laurel leaves.
12. Continue boiling until it is cooked.
13. After cooking, put on a platter.
14. Garnish with some celery on the sides.
15. Serve warm.

Stir-Fried HotDogs with Green Onions

Ingredients for Stir-Fried HotDogs with Green Onions

5 Hot Dog sausages (you can also use Chinese sausages)
Soy sauce
1 batch green onions/scallions
Cooking Sherry (or red wine)
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

Equipment needed: Pan or wok, spatula, knife, cutting board

How to Cook Stir-Fried HotDogs with Green Onions

1. Turn on stove to medium-high.
2. Line pan/wok with olive oil. Heat for 3 minutes.
3. Chop up the scallions.
4. Cut hot dogs into ½ inch-thick chunks.
5. Place green onions and hot dogs into pan.
6. Drizzle soy sauce.
7. Stir fry using spatula for 4 minutes.
8. Add a splash of cooking sherry (or red wine).
9. Continue to stir gently for 2 minutes.
10. Turn stove to low, and simmer for 3 minutes.
11. Lightly salt & pepper.
12. Serve over alone or over rice.

The finished dish is definitely one-of-a-kind. For more presentation flair, sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. This is a meat-centered dish, so make sure to add in some vegetable dishes if serving a larger group. Normally, total cooking time is just within 15 minutes.

This recipe was contributed by Don Wang from


Ingredients for Hamburger

1 Kg ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chili sauce
1 tablespoon calamansi juice
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons red sugar
1 onion, diced

How to Cook Hamburger

1. Mix ground beef, onion and salt in a deep container.
2. From the mixture, creat a ball the size of a child’s hand.
3. Squash and press to make a hamburger patty.
4. Fry or grill.

Filipino Style Spaghetti (Pinoy Spaghetti)

Pinoy spaghetti is quite popular among kids in the Philippines. A simple version actually is sold at McDonald’s and Jollibee, called McSpaghetti and Jollibee spaghetti respectively. However, you can make this simple meal at home for your family with little effort. Make sure you have all the right ingredients and follow the steps to the letter, and you will have a satisfying spaghetti in no time. The most time consuming part of making this spaghetti is the time it takes to cook, but it will be well worth it when you finally taste the Pinoy Spaghetti.

This tasty recipe is sweeter and a darker red than the traditional Italian spaghetti. It features some of the Philippine’s local favorites, making it truly amazing. It can be made within an hour, including prep and cooking time. This tastes a bit sweeter compared to food storage spaghetti.

Ingredients for Filipino Style Spaghetti (Pinoy Spaghetti)

• 2.2 pounds of spaghetti noodles
• 1.65 pounds of ground beef
• 1 cup of minced onion
• 26.5 ounces of spaghetti sauce
• 1.65 pounds of hot dogs
• 1 head of finely minced garlic
• 1 box of quick melt cheese
• 1/2 cup of water
• 1 bottle of banana ketchup
• 1/4 cup of sugar
• salt and pepper (optional)

How to Cook Filipino Style Spaghetti (Pinoy Spaghetti)

First, cook the spaghetti noodles per the directions. Cut the slightly frozen hot dogs into wedges, by splitting the hot dog in half and doing slanted cuts. Heat up some oil in a pan, and sauté the onions and garlic. Add in the ground meat, and cook it until it is browned. Sprinkle pepper and salt on it to taste. Pour in the water, ketchup, sugar and spaghetti sauce. Mix all of the contents, and let it simmer until it gets thick and red, which should be about 10 minutes. Then, add the hot dogs to the sauce, mix the hot dogs in well and let them rest.

Since you have not cooked the spaghetti in with the sauce, you might want to rinse the noodles off to rid them of the extra starch. Top your noodles with the sauce, sprinkle the melt cheese on it, and voila you have a tasty Filipino spaghetti dish to enjoy. The banana ketchup, which is a popular Filipino sauce, really adds a different flair to this family favorite. You may enjoy this recipe so much that you decide to share it on your Facebook, Twitter or other social media pages, so that your friends and family can make this delicious meal.