Chunky Corned Beef Sinigang

I was craving for beef sinigang and I didn’t want to use my remaining cans of corned beef for pasta anymore, so I decided to use make some chunky corned beef sinigang!

My workmates loved this so much (sana hindi lang nila ako pina-plastic hahahaha) and I hope you’d love it too! :D

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For this recipe, I used 1 red onion, 2 tomatoes, 5-7 strings of string beans (sitaw), 3 taros (gabi), 1 small radish (labanos), 15-20 kangkong leaves (swamp spinach), 1 siling mahaba (green chili), 1 pack Knorr sinigang mix with gabi, 2 tablespoons of patis, 3 small cans of corned beef (I had Purefoods Chunkee that time), 3 large cloves of garlic, and a 2 tablespoons of muscovado sugar.

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Please remember to peel the gabi first before washing it so your hands won’t itch. To cook, sauté the garlic (do not omit this ingredient, as in huwag!), onions, tomatoes, and corned beef. Careful not to mix so much so the corned beef chunks won’t fall apart. After a minute or two, put 4 cups of water, the sinigang mix, and gabi. When the gabi is close to being fork-tender, add the sitaw and labanos. Mix in the brown sugar and patis. Bring to a rolling boil. Add the kangkong and turn the stove off.

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Serve with unlimited white rice!

Happy eating!

// listening to Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink – Worth It

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Retty and Iya’s Pininyahang Manok

My new rule is that Mama and I have to cook something together whenever I’d be home in Bataan or in what we call the Dar and Retty’s Farm House in Iya’s Farmville. :p

It’s Pinanyahang Manok or Pineapple Chicken for this month. We used the following ingredients for this classic:

1 kilo Magnolia chicken
1 head of garlic, crushed and chopped
1 red onion, sliced thinly
1 1/2 small cans of Alpine evaporated milk
2 pouches of Del Monte pineapple tidbits
2 large potatoes, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 red bellpepper, chopped
2 tablespoons patis
1 Knorr chicken cube
1/2 a cup of water
black pepper, crushed
green onions, chopped

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Sauté the garlic in oil until lightly brown then put the onion. When onion is transluscent, lightly sauté the chicken and crumbled chicken cube. Kung ayaw mo gumamit ng chicken cube, okay lang. Pero mas masarap kapag meron. Lumilinamnam.

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When the chicken is slightly brown, add the peppercorn, pineapple syrup, and water. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. be patient. Huwag silip ng slip sa loob sa kaserola para mabilis ang cooking process, okay?

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Then add the potatoes, carrots, bellpepper, pineapple chunks, and 1 can of milk. It has to be Alpine or Mama will get angry. Alpine is the best cooking milk for her for as long as I can remember. Totoo naman, mas masarap kaysa carnation or Alaska or the other popular brands. :p

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Simmer until the vegetables get cooked. Add some patis and more pepper according to your liking. Put the rest of the milk just a few minutes before serving. Why? Para hindi mag-curdle ng bongga. Sige ka, hindi Instagram-worthy if you don’t follow my advice. Hehe.

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Remove from the casserole and garnish with some green onions. Serve with some patis with crushed siling labuyo. Oooh-la-la! Sarap! Sweet, savory, creamy, slightly sour, slightly spicy… Wow! Extra rice nga!

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Watch out for the next Santos family recipe! I think we will be cooking fish steamed in soy-ginger sauce. Kami naman yata ni Daddy ang magluluto. :)

// listening to Coldplay – Violet Hill