Sinigang na Baka sa Bayabas...Beef in Guava Soup
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Tender beef and vegetables in a flavorful soup made sour by guava.
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 6
  • 1 kilo beef brisket or beef short ribs
  • ½ kilo fresh ripe guava sliced thinly
  • 2 medium size taro peeled and cut in half
  • 6 pieces okra cut in half diagonally
  • 1 cup of long green beans cut in 3 inches length
  • 250 grams sweet potato leaves/tips
  • 1 long green pepper
  • 1.5 liters water
  • 3 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 medium size tomato
  • salt to taste
  1. In a large pot, put water and beef.
  2. Cover and boil in high heat, remove scum as it develops.
  3. When there is no scum left, add the cut guavas.
  4. Let the beef simmer on low medium heat till beef is tender.
  5. Add 3 tbsp. fish sauce.
  6. Add the vegetables in these order: taro, string beans, okra, long green pepper, tomato and sweet young potato tips.
  7. Add salt to taste. Transfer to a bowl and serve while still hot.
If you want more sour soup, you may add tamarind soup base or use sinigang sa bayabas soup base.
Cook the taro first for about 5 minutes before adding the string beans and okra. Add the young potato leaves last.
Do not overcook the vegetables.
You can blanch them and just add it to the soup just before serving.
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