Sinigang na Baka Recipe -
Sinigang na Baka Recipe
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Sinigang na Baka

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"Simple beef, vegetable, tamarind based soup that we eat over rice! A meal in itself!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Heat oil in medium stock pot. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Add beef to pot, and saute until browned. Pour in water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Place tomatoes and green beans in pot, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in bok choy, broccoli and tamarind soup mix. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 22, 2005

My husband is Filippino and this is one of the MOST DELICIOUS traditional meals he has ever made for me! Some things he does differently: We use pork instead of beef. You can also use shrimp. We leave the oil out (healthier that way) and cook in this order - Combine water, onions, and tomato. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes. Then add tamarind soup base, pork, and green beans. Cook for one hour. Add bok choy, cover, and reduce heat for about 10 minutes and serve over rice. An entree'? we do not need one! We love this too much to mess it up with anything on the side! We sometimes also add radishes. Sounds disgusting, but it's REALLY great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2006

Aside from the fact it's given me RAGING heartburn, I quite enjoyed this. I loved the tangy soup base, but I would, however, experiment with the rest a bit - I wasn't that keen on the beans and broc. I like the idea of potatoes, and maybe chicken. Thanks!


46 Ratings

May 15, 2006

I tried the recipe, it was good but it needs a little more souring. Anyway, if you want to make it spicy, add green na sili, also I'd suggest gabi to make it a little thicker. The vegetables my mom added were kangkong, gabi, tomatoes and sometimes, eggplant.

Jan 24, 2011

Made this recipe on the recommendation of a coworker. What an unusual flavor. Omitted the beef and added okra and taro root. Yum! We put it on top of rice and it was really filling. My mom told me it was the best soup she's ever eaten and my husband gave it the thumb's up!

Oct 04, 2003

My mother is from the Philippines and while her sinigang is similar, she used beef, large diced potatoes and turnips, mustard greens, and shrimp. And no sinigang meal was ever complete without the salty fried pork chops and pot of white rice.

Mar 01, 2006

My boyfriend is filippino and he LOVES this recipe!! He wanted it with a little more spice and so I added crushed red pepper at the beginning. It worked GREAT! He asks me to make it at least once a week!! We both love this recipe!!

Jun 24, 2010

This was great! Authentic Sinigang. I have never had sinigang with broccoli so I left that out. I used 4 cloves of garlic and the green beans need more than 20 minutes to simmer. Additionally, I also used 2 quarts of water, not 1. With those adjustments, it was certainly 5 stars.

Jan 29, 2010

If using a non-tender cut of pork (e.g. roast cut into cubes), make sure you simmer it for a while with the onion and garlic (I didn't, and the tough meat was the only thing I did wrong). When meat is tender to the prick of a fork, I would add the Knorr packet and the tomato wedges. Boil gently for 5 minutes. Then add 2" long bean slices (instead of string bean) and daikon (sliced 1/4" thick half-disks). Boil gently for another 5 minutes. Add baby bok choy (bottoms trimmed off) and shrimp. Boil gentlly for last 3 minutes. This process yielded a very colorful and yummy dish! I'm Filipina and this is the first time I've made this flavorful, economical and nutritious soup. Thanks to the poster and the reviewers, it wasn't a disaster!


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  • Calories
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 1405 mg
  • 56%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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