Ginisang Upo with Beef (Sauteed Long Squash with Beef)
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Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 Long Squash peeled, cut diagonally
  • 1 lb beef short ribs cut into strips
  • 4-5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 medium tomato sliced
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3-4 cups water
  • salt or fish sauce to taste
  1. Heat canola oil, in a large skillet/pot over medium heat.
  2. Sauté garlic first till medium golden brown, then add onion and tomato. Cook till translucent.
  3. Add the beef and stir occasionally till it is brown on all sides about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add water, cover and let it boil. Simmer on low heat till meat is tender (30-45 minutes depending on the beef).
  5. Add the long squash, cook for about 5 to 10 minutes or till it is tender. Do not overcook!
  6. Add salt or fish sauce to taste.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy.
You can adjust the amount of water, the beef that I used is always flavorful so I tend to add more water so I have soup to go with this dish.
I used beef short ribs and they are great slow-cooked or braised.
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