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Beef Tinaktak

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"Tinaktak (pronounced tee-nack-tack) may have originated from the sound of chopping meat: tak! tak! tak! It is one of Guam's favorite comfort foods and definitely a favorite of mine since it is so simple to make yet yields a tasty dish! Serve over hot steamed rice (white or brown)."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 562
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place beef in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess grease.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, tomatoes, green onions, 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1/2 the lemon juice, garlic, beef bouillon, and black pepper. Cook and stir until flavors combine, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in water chestnuts and green beans; cook and stir until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Stir drained ground beef, remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and lemon juice into the skillet. Pour in coconut milk slowly; add chile pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer until coconut milk is heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Footnotes

  • Cook's note:
  • Substitute the donne'sali with another hot chile pepper if preferred.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 562 calories; 41.5 24.3 27.4 74 852 Full nutrition

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10.23.17 There are times when it’s a good thing to step outside the box and try something totally new and different. Never had tinaktak before, in fact never even heard of it, but the ingredie...

Most helpful critical review

Way too salty. I wouldn’t use that much soy sauce again.

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10.23.17 There are times when it’s a good thing to step outside the box and try something totally new and different. Never had tinaktak before, in fact never even heard of it, but the ingredie...

Wonderful just as written! I’m always looking for a ground beef recipe that isn’t mixed with the usual tomato sauce or cream of condensed chemical soup and this was perfect! We love coconut and ...

Who would have guessed that lemon, soy sauce and tomatoes would combine to make this deliciously different beef dish? My daughter has dubbed it "Guamburger Helper"!

Really good!! Easy too! Didn’t have water chestnuts or lite soya sauce(used regular), didn’t matter, whole family was happy! Flavour was excellent. Don’t be shy on the veggies, ate it with r...

Yummy dish. I made some changes. I add ginger instead of chilis, stewed tomato without the sauce because I don't have cherry tomato.

I have been cooking recipes on this app for 3 years, but I've never left a review until now. Followed the recipe exactly except for substituting a jalapeno for the pepper. An explosion of flavor...

So good and so easy. We loved this. I followed this recipe except for omitting the water chestnuts and the hot pepper but only because I didn't have any around. Looking forward to making this a...

OH MAN, THIS is FANTASTIC! This was an easy and super tasty dinner. I literally looked in the pantry and saw some coconut milk and had some ground beef, this was the only recipe that came u...

Unusual but it was delicious. We added a little Sriracha and hoisin sauce that made it even better.