When I was still residing in Quezon City, I would go to La Loma as frequent as I can to eat Pares. That time, I still didn’t know how to cook (yes, even a decent sunny-side up egg). Now, that I am able to cook, I figured it’s time for me to learn one of my favorite dishes but then I saw a recipe online that has a twist to it. Introducing Bulalo Beef Pares. It’s amazing! I get to eat a combination of my 2 favorite dishes, the pares and the bulalo. The result is definitely yummy! It’s a bit of a work but it was all worth it!
It was also my first time to try out the pressure cooker at home. I had a bit of a mess as I was trying to take the pressure out of the cooker. Anyhow, it was an experience but I’m learning! This Bulalo Beef Pares is good and I’m just glad that I finally was able to replicate one of my favorite dishes.
Bulalo Beef Pares
inspired by Panlasang Pinoy
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 6 cups water
- 1 piece yellow onion wedged
- 1.5 kilos beef shank
- 1 piece yellow onion
- 4 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 piece thumb-sized ginger minced
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 5 pieces star anise
- 3 tbsp cooking oil
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 cups garlic fried rice
Put water into pressure cooker. Let boil.
Add onions, black pepper and salt.
Add beef shank. Cover and pressure cook for 30 minutes.
In a clean big post, heat oil.
Saute garlic, onions and ginger.
Add the boiled beef shank. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add soy sauce and 1 3/4 cups of beef stock (from the boiled beef) into the pot. Let boil.
Cover and cook for 8 minutes.
Add star anise. Cook for another 12 minutes then remove star anise from pot.
Add brown sugar and stir. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Transfer to a serving bowl.
Serve with garlic fried rice & soup (from the boiled beef).
If you liked this dish, you can try these other beef recipes: