Beef Pares

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The term Pares is orginally from a Filipino word normally refers to Beef Pares, a braised beef stew served with garlic fried rice, and a bowl of flavorful soup. It is especially related to a specialty of roadside diner-style establishments called Pares House specializing in serving those sort of meals.

Beef Pares is a well-known carinderia meals right here withinside the Philippines. It is a go-to meals each time you’re hungry after a past due night time shift or in case you had some liquids with friends. Filipinos could generally devour pork pares as a hangover cure- its thick pork soup paired with warm rice could assist you relieve a headache and fulfill a rumbling stomach.

Beef Pares Recipe


  • 1 lb beef (uncut, preferably brisket)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 piece beef cube
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Pour the water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Put-in the beef and then boil until the meat is tender (about 1 to 2 hours if slow cooked or 20 mins. if using a pressure cooker)
  3. When the meat is tender, remove from the pot and allow to cool down. Do not throw away the stock used for boiling.
  4. Slice the boiled meat in cubes and set aside.
  5. Place the oil in a pan then heat-up. Saute the onion, garlic, and ginger.
  6. Put-in the sliced meat and saute for about 2 to 3 minutes
  7. Add the soy sauce , 1 cup of beef stock (stock used in boiling the meat), star anise, and beef cube. Stir and then bring to a boil.
  8. Put-in the sugar. Stir.
  9. Add salt and ground black pepper. Stir and then simmer until the sauce thickens.
  10. Serve with fried rice and Enjoy!
Beef Pares by comeeatwithmae

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