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Easy Pinoy Beef Stew

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Easy Pinoy Beef Stew
This easy pinoy beef stew is so delicious! Just place the mentioned ingredients and let it stew until tender. The fried potatoes are a perfect add on too. Super tasty and delish. 
Just make sure to stew the beef until it becomes very tender. You can use a regular pot or better yet a pressure cooker for a quicker cooking time. This recipe is adapted from Lhet Herzog, a member of Mama’s Guide Recipes Official Facebook Group. Thank you po. 

Easy Pinoy Beef Stew

INGREDIENTS:

1.2 Kilograms Beef shank/shin, chopped in cubes (Kalitiran) 
4 medium potatoes, sliced in wedges
6 medium tomatoes, chopped 
2 onions, chopped
2 heads garlic, minced (20 cloves) 
¾ cups vinegar
½ cup soy sauce 
1 tsp black peppercorns 
1 liter water
1 tbsp dried basil leaves (optional) (may use dahon ng laurel) 
salt or patis, to taste 
1 tsp sugar
cooking oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In a large pot, add beef and cover with enough water (about 1 liter). Add chopped tomatoes, onions, soy sauce, vinegar, dried basil, and black peppercorns. 

2. Bring it to a boil and simmer until beef becomes tender for about 2-3 hours. Cook until water is reduced and occasionally stirring from time to time. Turn off heat once the water turns into a saucy texture.

3. In another pan, add oil and fry the wedges of potatoes until it becomes slightly toasted and fork-tender. Drain from oil and set aside. 

4. Once the beef is very tender, remove it one by one from the sauce and transfer to a plate. Reserving sauce for later. 

5. In the same pan, fry garlic in sesame oil (or any oil) until lightly brown and fragrant, add the beef cubes. Saute for about 3-5 minutes until brown on all sides. 

6. Transfer beef and garlic to the pot of sauce. Continue to simmer over low heat. Add a cup of water if the sauce is too dry. 

7. Add in the potatoes. Season with patis or salt to taste and a teaspoon of sugar to balance out taste. Turn off heat. 

Serve and enjoy!

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