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Beef Ribs Sinigang sa Bayabas

Beef Ribs Sinigang sa Bayabas
Beef Ribs Sinigang sa Bayabas

Filipino Classic Sinigang na Tadyang ng baka sa Bayabas. In english, Beef Ribs Soup with Guava fruit. Super yummy! This soup is an absolute winner in a rainy day or cold weather. It is a classic Filipino hearty soup with the kick of sourness and flavor of the guava fruit.

Beef Ribs Sinigang sa Bayabas


  • 1 kilogram beef spareribs cut into serving pieces
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 7 to 8 large ripe guavas, peeled, quartered and seeded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small bunch kangkong
  • 1 small bunch of string beans (3 inches long)
  • 1 Siling Haba (Long Chili)


  1. In a pot over medium heat, combine beef ribs and water. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats to top. When broth has cleared, add onions and fish sauce. Lower heat, cover and cook for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender or “fork-tender”.
  2. Add tomatoes and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add guavas and continue to cook for another 7 to 10 minutes or until softened and has imparted flavor to broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Trim about 2 inches from the kangkong stalks and discard. Cut kangkong into 3-inch lengths, separating the sturdier stalks from the leaves. Add kangkong, siling haba and string beans and continue to cook for about 1 minute or until just wilted. Serve hot.
  4. Enjoy!