Thursday, January 07, 2010


Woke up early to start slow-cooking this beef in my trusty crock pot. In the Philippines, this recipe is called "nilagang baka" which literally translates to boiled beef? haha. Doesn't sound quite as appetizing, huh? It's very good though, and quite easy to make but if you want your beef nice and tender, then you better start early to have this in time for lunch. My mom makes the best beef stew and it always makes me so nostalgic everytime I try this recipe. With my crock pot set on HIGH, I poured about 2 quarts of beef broth. I peeled some potatoes and cut them into cubes and placed them into the pot. I also added 2 beef bouillon into the pot and about half a cup of fish fauce (patis). I told you, it's a Filipino thing =P
Before adding the beef, I sauteed some garlic and onions in a pan, and fried the beef bones (I used beef neck for this recipe. It had just about the right combination of meat and bones needed for the stew). When the beef is partly cooked and looks brown, I added them to the pot. The last thing was to add the bokchoy but only when the beef is fully cooked and tender. Look!
It's very good and A is quite pleased. =)
I'm working on a cookie monster themed invite and I'd like to share this with you. Isn't it the cutest??? I love cookie monster!


Bridget Wilkinson said...

I stumbled on your beef stew blog and it just reminded me of my mum, she used to make us a fantastic beef stew and when i feel i want to be close to her thats what i cook, it orks a treat. Bridgetx

jan said...

My mom makes the best beef stew as well! and though we are only about an hour away from each other, I miss her cooking very much!

Thanks August Empress for the cool background!