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Pininyahang Baka sa Gata

Pininyahang Baka sa Gata

Pininyahangbaka sa gata (Pineapple beef in Coconut milk) is a yummy Filipino beef recipe. Super yummy! It is a tender beef strips stewed in coconut milk sauce with pineapple chunks for that kick of sweetness and seasoned with shrimp paste. Get ready with lots of steamed hot rice!

Pineapple Beef in Coconut Milk

(Pininyahang Baka sa Gata)


1 kilo beef, sliced thinly in strips (preferably breakfast steak or sirloin)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, thinly sliced
3 bay leaves (dahon ng laurel)
1 tsp ground pepper
1 small can pineapple chunks (½ cup reserve juice)
2 big cans coconut cream/milk (or 4 cups)
4 tbsp bagoong (shrimp paste)
2 green bell pepper, (seeded and sliced in strips)
1 tsp patis (fish sauce), to taste (or salt)


In a pan, heat oil, saute onions and garlic until fragrant. Add in cooked beef and stir fry for a few minutes over high heat until browned.

Once the beef turns brownish, pour in coconut milk, ½ cup reserve pineapple juice and bagoong. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer over low heat.

Let it simmer over low heat for about 30-40 minutes until sauce becomes slightly thick. Stir it from time to time to prevent scorching at the bottom. The key is low heat when cooking coconut milk.

Add the pineapple chunks, bell pepper, bay leaves on the last part of the cooking and let it cook for additional 3 minutes.

Season with patis to adjust taste. Turn off heat and transfer into a serving bowl. Serve and enjoy!

Cooking Notes: If you are going to use another type of beef aside from sirloin or breakfast steak. You can boil it first in a pot of water with salt and pepper for about 1-1/2 hour to tenderize. Drain water and follow the cooking procedure above.

PININYAHANG BAKA SA GATA (Tagalog Version Recipe)

1 kilong karne ng baka, hiniwa ng pahaba at maninipis
4 butil bawang (pinitpit at tinadtad)
1 puting sibuyas (hiniwang maninipis)
3 dahon ng laurel
1 kutsaritang pamintang durog
1 maliit na lata ng pineapple chunks (½ cup can juice)
2 big lata ng gata ng niyog (coconut cream/4 cups fresh milk)
1-2 kutsarang bagoong (dagdagan sa nais na alat)
1 green bell pepper (hiniwang pahaba)
Mantika pang-gisa
Patis pang-adjust ng lasa


Sa isang malaking pan ay mag gisa ng bawang at sibuyas. Kapag mabango na ay idagdag ang maninipis na hiwa ng baka sa mantika.

Kapag nagkulay brown na ang karne ay idagdag ang gata ng niyog, bagoong at juice ng pinya.

Haluin at hinaan ang apoy. Hayaan itong kumulo sa mababang apoy hangang lumambot maigi ang baka at lumapot ang gata sa loob ng 30-45 minutes. Haluin ng panaka naka upang hindi masunog sa ilalim.

Sa huling parte ng pagluluto ay idagdag ang pineapple chunks, bell pepper at sili (kung gusto ng anghang). Bahagyang haluin at hayaang maluto ng 3 minuto.

I-adjust po ang lasa sa pamamagitan ng patis. Patayin at isilbi kasama ang maraming kanin. Happy cooking!

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Credits: Bambie Mangampo

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