Beef Tapa Filipino Recipe

In the Philippines, they have lots of yummy breakfast choices, and one of them is Beef Tapa Filipino. It’s a dish that combines sweet, savory, and various flavors perfectly. Some Filipino families love having Beef Tapa for breakfast because it’s simple to make and tastes incredibly good in the morning. This dish includes flavors like beef, rice, tomatoes, and more. I didn’t make this recipe for my breakfast because it’s a bit much for me in the morning at my age. Even my family isn’t too keen on such a big breakfast. But I tried it for lunch, and the taste was fantastic. Every bite had delicious beef, rice, and eggs. So, let’s make this recipe together!

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This recipe for Beef Tapa Filipino is made for people who love tasty and heavy breakfasts, What makes Beef Tapa Filipino special is its special mix of flavors. It uses soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, rice, and tomatoes. This mix turns regular beef slices into juicy, tasty bites that’ll make you want more.

Ingredients

To start making this Beef Tapa Filipino recipe, get these ingredients:
  • 1 pound of thinly sliced beef
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

How to Make Beef Tapa Filipino

Making the Beef Tapa

Get a big bowl. Put soy sauce, vinegar, tiny pieces of garlic, brown sugar, and black pepper in the bowl. Add the thin beef slices, making sure they all get covered. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. This makes the flavors super tasty.

Cooking the Beef Tapa

Heat some cooking oil in a pan (a big, flat pan). Take the beef out of the fridge and let it warm up a bit. Cook the beef slices in the hot pan until they turn a yummy golden-brown color. Cook them just how you like, some people like them a little cooked, and some like them a lot!

Eating Ideas

If you want to make it a bit spicy, you can add some hot pepper. But, if you don’t like spicy, that’s okay too! Eat it with garlic rice and a fried egg for a super yummy breakfast! If you want to be healthy, you can have it with steamed veggies or quinoa.

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Refrigerator for marinating
  • Frying pan or skillet
  • Tongs for flipping beef slices

How to Store Your Beef Tapa Filipino

If you have any extra, put it in a sealed container in the fridge. Heat it up in a pan the next day when you want to eat it again for a quick breakfast meal.

Tips

  • Pick thin slices of sirloin or flank steak for the best taste. Thin slices cook quickly and evenly, so the yummy flavors get all through the meat.
  • Don’t hurry when you’re letting the meat soak in the flavors. Leave it in the tasty mix for at least 30 minutes. If you can, leave it overnight in the fridge for an even yummier taste.
  • Before you start cooking, let the marinated meat warm up a bit. This helps it cook evenly and get that beautiful brown color on the outside.

FAQ

Can I use different kinds of beef?

Yes, for sure! While thin slices of sirloin or flank steak are great, you can try it with your favorite beef cuts.

Can I prepare this in advance?

Absolutely! Marinate the beef the night before for a quick option on busy mornings.

Is this good for kids?

It’s a tasty meal with lots of good flavors, but it might be a bit much for kids, especially in the morning. It has beef, rice, and other ingredients, which can be a lot for the first meal of the day, especially for people in the US who usually have a typical American breakfast.

Conclusion

Great job! You now know how to make an amazing Beef Tapa Filipino! Share this recipe with your friends and family so they can enjoy the delicious flavors of the Philippines too. And make sure to subscribe to our blog for more recipes like this one.

Beef Tapa Filipino

Recipe by MamaCourse: BreakfastCuisine: FilipinoDifficulty: Easy

Beef Tapa Filipino is a yummy dish from the Philippines that you can make easily. It's made with thin slices of beef soaked in a tasty mix of soy sauce, vinegar, and spices. We cook it just right so it's both yummy and a bit sweet. You can have it for Breakfast or any meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of thinly sliced beef

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup vinegar

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Directions

  • Making the Beef Tapa
  • Get a big bowl. Put soy sauce, vinegar, tiny pieces of garlic, brown sugar, and black pepper in the bowl.
  • Add the thin beef slices, making sure they all get covered.
  • Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. This makes the flavors super tasty.
  • Cooking the Beef Tapa
  • Heat some cooking oil in a pan (a big, flat pan).
  • Take the beef out of the fridge and let it warm up a bit.
  • Cook the beef slices in the hot pan until they turn a yummy golden-brown color.
  • Cook them just how you like, some people like them a little cooked, and some like them a lot!
  • Eating Ideas
  • If you want to make it a bit spicy, you can add some hot pepper. But, if you don't like spicy, that's okay too! Eat it with garlic rice and a fried egg for a super yummy breakfast!
  • If you want to be healthy, you can have it with steamed veggies or quinoa.

Notes

  • Pick thin slices of sirloin or flank steak for the best taste. Thin slices cook quickly and evenly, so the yummy flavors get all through the meat.
  • Don't hurry when you're letting the meat soak in the flavors. Leave it in the tasty mix for at least 30 minutes. If you can, leave it overnight in the fridge for an even yummier taste.
  • Before you start cooking, let the marinated meat warm up a bit. This helps it cook evenly and get that beautiful brown color on the outside.

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