Bulalo (Beef Stew, Filipino style.) Recipe

Bulalo (Beef Stew, Filipino style.)


  • Beef shank, with bone intact. (Like bone marrow, you know?!) -- I used about a kilo of meat.
  • 10 peppercorns.
  • 2 med onions, chopped.
  • 2 cloves of garlic.
  • 6 cups of WATERRR.
  • Salt.
  • Corn, either fresh from the cob or corn from the can. We need the KERNELS.
  • Chinese cabbage, chopped.
  • Asparagus (optional, totally.)
  • Green onions, cut.
  • Fish sauce.

How to make Bulalo (Beef Stew, Filipino style.)

The vegetables in this soup can be substituted. You can add or omit the following, but I think the corn gives it a nice refreshing sweetness. Other alternatives for veggies can be potatoes and carrots.

Very easy, very simple, very comforting for a cold winter day.
  1. Add the beef shank, peppercorns, onions and garlic with the 6 cups of WATERRR. Put in a pressure cooker for 45 minutes or until the meat is TENDER. If you're not using a pressure cooker, boil then simmer until the beef is fork tender. Remove any scum that surfaces. :D
  2. You can choose to strain the onions and peppercorns if you wish, but we keep them in. Add the vegetables till cooked.
  3. Serve with rice and fish sauce / nuoc nam. Enjoy.

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