A Recipe Inspiration for FishnChix.Ph ' Beef Top Blade / Calitiran ! :)
Beef Pares is a Filipino braised beef dish that's flavored with a blend of soy sauce, water, sugar, and other spices!
500g Beef Top Blade / Calitiran
6 cloves garlic, smashed (skin-on)
1 medium red onion, chopped to half
1 sliced ginger (thumb-size)
1 tsp black peppercorns
2 star anise
2 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp five spice powder
3 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tbsp of dark soy sauce
1/4 cup rice wine
1 tsp rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups of beef stock (Get Beef Bones to make your own beef stock)
2 tsp cornstarch mix with 1 tbsp of water to make slurry
Cut 500g of stewing beef into bite-sized pieces and put in a pot with water. Let it boil over high heat for 5-10 minutes. Then rinse the beef to remove the scum.
In a pressure cooker, put back your rinsed beef. Add 6 cloves of smashed garlic (skin on), 1 medium-size red onion chopped to half, sliced ginger (thumb-sized), 1 tsp black peppercorns, 2 star anise, 2 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, and 1 tsp five spice powder. Then add 3 tbsp of light soy sauce, 1 tbsp of dark soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice wine, 1 tsp rice vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar. Add about 2 cups of beef stock then mix everything together.
Cover your pressure cooker and cook for about 40 minutes.
Once your beef is tender, remove this from the pressure cooker. Then strain your sauce to remove all the spices and veggies. Put the sauce in a pot and get it to a gentle simmer. Adjust the taste to your preference.
Then add in your slurry of 2 tsp cornstarch mix with 1 tbsp of water and simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until the sauce has thicken. Add back your beef and mix until well combined.
Remove from the heat and serve with spring onions and toasted garlic
Option to use other beef stew cuts like beef spareribs or beef brisket.