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Nilaga (a.k.a Beef Stew)

Beef Nilaga is a type of beef stew cooked with carrots, potatoes and plantain.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 3 persons


  • 1 Kg beef diced
  • 8 pieces potatoes chopped
  • 1 piece bok choy chopped
  • 1 piece cabbage quartered
  • 2 pieces onions diced
  • 1 piece garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons patis fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper ground
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 pinch Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a sauce pan, heat the cooking oil and saut√© the garlic and onions.
  • Add water, the beef, black pepper and patis.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour or until the beef is tender.
  • Add the potatoes and wait until potatoes are cooked.
  • Add the cabbage then the pechay and wait a few minutes until cooked.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


How to cook Nilaga the Filipino way

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