Beef Recipes · Filipino Recipe · Lutong Bahay (Daily Menu)


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Slurp your way to happiness with this Beef Pochero Tagalog recipe. Its not delicious, its very delicious! Celebrate your weekend with Pochero, its nutritious for the whole family. Happy cooking!



  • 1.5 kilogram beef short ribs
  • ½ medium cabbage, quartered
  • 1 bunch Bok choy (pechay)
  • 15 pcs baguio beans (green beans)
  • 1 medium sized potato, slice in wedges
  • 1 medium carrots, slice in wedges
  • 2 large saging na saba (ripe plantains banana), sliced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp whole pepper corn
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 pack tomato sauce (200g)
  • 1 cup garbanzos
  • salt or patis (fish sauce)
  • pinch of sugar, to taste
Cooking notes: you may also add fresh sweet corn cobs (slice into 3)


  1. In a pot of water, boil the beef for about 5 minutes. Turn off heat, drain and remove water from beef. (This process will help you easily remove scums from the beef).
  2. In a pan, heat oil and fry the banana slices over low heat. Fry it for 1-2 minutes or until it turns golden brown. Drain from oil and set it aside.
  3. In a large pot, sauté garlic, onion, and tomatoes. Add the beef and stir fry for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, fish sauce and whole pepper corn. stir it well and let it come to a boil.
  5. Pour in enough water and let it boil. Adjust heat to low and let it simmer until meat becomes very tender for about 2 hours (In pressure cooker, about 35 minutes).
  6. Once the beef is very tender, add the carrots, fried bananas, potatoes, and garbanzos. Let it cook for about 7 minutes.
  7. Once the ingredients are tender, you may add the baguio beans and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Lastly, add the cabbage, bok choy and immediately turn off the heat. Cover the pot for 5 minutes to cook the leafy vegetables. (should be half cook only).
  9. Serve it hot and enjoy!


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