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Filipino Beef Giniling (Afritada Style)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This dish is one of my favorites to eat. It's a comfort food for me, and I love it. This is my own personal way of making this. It's pretty easy to make and does not take long all. This dish is a Philippine dish, and it is usually eaten with white rice. Contrary to the picture, you will not add peas."
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40 m servings 488
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until light golden brown, about 1 minute. Add beef and 1/2 cup water; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with black pepper and add more water as needed; do not let beef dry out.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons soy sauce, potatoes, and carrots to the saucepan with the beef. Add more water as needed to prevent drying out. Cook 4 minutes; add raisins. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more, adding water as needed to make sure beef does not dry out.
  3. Add 1 can of sauce to the saucepan with the beef mixture. Fill that can with water, stir to remove excess sauce, and pour water into saucepan. Add 1/2 of the remaining can of sauce to the saucepan; stir to combine. Add more water as needed to create a sauce-like but not soupy consistency.
  4. Add bell pepper, remaining 3 tablespoons soy sauce, and sugar. Cook until all vegetables are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed to be sure the sauce does not dry out.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 488 calories; 26.1 35.4 28.6 93 1332 Full nutrition

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This recipe is really good! didnt follow it exactly, tho. I used less water throughout because by the end, it would be too watery. I was a little worried that it would end up being a soup but th...

I made this because I was missing my mom’s Filipino home cooking. Easy to make and it is definitely a Filipino comfort food for me and my family.

I made it tonight since I miss eating this growing up. Thank you for this. I may have to make this all the time. American husband loves it. Thank you!

Great recipe to follow. I was craving this dish after returning from my trip to the Philippines and it came out just as I imagined it to be!! I used beef stock instead of water and just eyed how...

One of my favorite childhood dishes. This recipe is really yummy, thank you! Also thank your excluding the peas. I agree with previous poster. I did not add all the water because I was afraid ...