Beef Salpicao (Salpicado)

Beef Salpicao (Salpicado)

Beef Salpicao is a Filipino dish of Spanish or Portuguese influence.  It’s  beef tenderloin cut into small pieces or strips and marinated in olive oil and sauteed with garlic..lots of garlic!  Really simple and easy and so quick to cook  just allot some time for marinating. I like to serve this with our favorite side, sauteed cabbage with turmeric.



the marinade


here’s the beef.. combine it with the marinade and give them some alone time and magic will happen 😉


when ready to cook, saute garlic cloves in olive oil..ooohh..smells so gooood!!!


then add the beef mixture, all of it ..


cook until tender and browned..and it’s done!


Serve with rice, some veggies, and ice-cold Coke..ahhh life is indeed good!

Beef Salpicao (Salpicado)
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Beef in Extra virgin olive oil and lots of garlic.
Recipe type: Main, Beef
Serves: 4
  • 8 oz (250 g) beef tenderloin tips)
  • 1 large head garlic, separate cloves, peel and crushed
  • Marinade:
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or juice from 2 calamansi)
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl, add 2-3 cloves of garlic; mix well. Season tenderloin tips with salt and pepper then add to the marinade, massage meat briefly then let stand for at least 2 hours before cooking.
  2. Heat about 2 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat and saute the remaing cloves of garlic, you can add more garlic if you want to. When it gets fragrant and starts to brown, add the beef mixture ( beef including the marinade).
  3. Turn heat to high and continue cooking beef while stirring until browned and the liquid part of the marinade is gone. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Serve with rice and some sauteed veggies on the side. Enjoy! 🙂

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