Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth or stock
  • 24 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese parsley, chopped
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1 egg, beaten
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, 2 cloves garlic, egg, salt and pepper then mix thoroughly.
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and mold until a spherical shape is formed. Continue this step until the mixture is consumed.
  4. Arrange the molded mixture in a greased baking tray then preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat a cooking pot then pour-in olive oil.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic and onions.
  7. Pour-in the crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  8. Add the beef stock, parsley, and basil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Put-in the ¼ cup parmesan cheese and baked meatballs them simmer for 5 minutes
  10. Place on top of the cooked spaghetti then serve. Share and enjoy!

 

Beef Kebab Recipe

Beef Kebab

Beef Kebab

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. beef tenderloin, cubed
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • A few dashes of salt and ground black pepper

Cooking Procedure

  1. Make the beef tenderloin marinade by combining soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, olive oil, sugar, salt, and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add the cubed beef tenderloin on the bowl with the beef tenderloin marinade. Gently toss to coat the beef. Let it stay for 1 hour.
  3. Using a metal or bamboo skewer, assemble the beef kebob by skewering the vegetables and marinated beef tenderloin.
  4. Heat-up the grill and start grilling the beef kebobs for 3 minutes per side. This will give you a medium beef that is juicy and tender in the inside. Add more time if you want your beef well done, but it will be less tender.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with Saffron rice.

Beef and Broccoli Recipe

 Beef and Brocolli

Beef and Brocolli

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup Sherry cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce (Kikkoman)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 small yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Combine the ginger, brown sugar, corn starch, ground black pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add the soy sauce and Sherry cooking wine. Stir.
  3. Arrange the beef in a bowl. Pour half of the soy sauce mixture on the flank beef. Mix well. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, pan fry both sides of the marinated beef for 30 secs to 1 minute per side. Remove the pan fried beef and place it in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the onion and broccoli. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  6. Put-in the pan-fried beef. Continue to stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Pour-in the remaining soy sauce mixture. Stir an cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add the oyster sauce. Stir and cook for a minute more.
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  10. Enjoy!

How to cook Beef Tapa

Beef Tapa is dried cured beef similar to “Beef Jerky”. This is traditionally prepared by curing the meat with sea salt and letting it dry directly under the sun for the purpose of preserving the meat. Nowadays, commercialized Beef Tapa are often cured but most do not undergo drying.Tapa is usually fried and is best served with vinegar.

A popular combination called “Tapsilog”  is commonly served in eateries called tapsihan and gotohanTapsilog is an abbreviation for Tapa, Sinangag (Fried Rice), and Itlog (Fried egg). Other meats used to make tapa are: Carabao’s meat (tapang kalabaw) , Deer’s meat (tapang Usa), Wild Boar’s meat (tapang Baboy Ramo),and horse’s meat (tapang kabayo). Speaking of tapang kabayo, Matty’s tapsilogan in Don Galo, Paranaque serves one of the best tapang kabayo in the Las Pinas-Paranaque-Muntinlupa area.

Making this recipe will enhance your cooking and food preparation skills and will also help you save some money. Who knows, this might even be a business opportunity for you.

Beef tapa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Cooking Procedure

  1. In a container, combine soy sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar and mix well. Set aside
  2. Place the beef in the clear plastic bag
  3. Pour-in the the mixed seasonings in the clear plastic bag with meat and mix well
  4. Place inside the refrigerator and marinade for a minimum of 12 hours
  5. In a pan, place 2 cups of water and bring to a boil
  6. Add 3 tbsp of cooking oil
  7. Put-in the marinated beef tapa and cook until the water evaporates.