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Beef Sinigang (Beef in Tamarind Broth)

5 from 1 vote
Course: Filipino dish, Filipino Ulam, Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef in tamarind broth, beef sinigang, beef sinigang recipe, easy sinigang recipe, how to cook beef sinigang, how to cook sinigang, sinigang recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Olive
Sinigang is tamarind base soup; Pork, shrimp, fish and beef can be use to make this soup. I like pork sinigang the best, and I am so very proud to say even before I hardly knew how to cook that I can make a really good sinigang but it didn't come from me, my sisters and even my mother said so :)
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Instructions

  • Put rice water if using or plain water, tomatoes and onion and tamarind in a large saucepan or big pot on high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Heat grill and sear beef on both sides.
  • Take tamarind out of the pan when they're very soft.
  • Put in a bowl and add some water from the pot and mash or pulp it with the back of spoon.
  • Strain and add tamarind liquid to the pot.
  • Add the beef, green finger chillies and gabi (taro).
  • Bring to boil on high heat then lower heat to medium and let it simmer until beef is tender.
  • Add sitaw, if using then the okra.
  • Season with fish sauce to taste and let it simmer/cook for about 5 minutes then add kangkong leaves.
  • Cook for about 3 more minutes then turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice! Happy Eating!

Notes

if you can't find young tamarind fruit, just use sinigang mix; I actually use mix most of the time when making sinigang because it's very convenient and easily available. Put as many veggies as you like.
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