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

ALLYD
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; 19.7 g total fat; 51 mg cholesterol; 1405 mg sodium. 15 g carbohydrates; 17.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2005
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! Read More
(83)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2006
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! Read More
(3)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2005
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! Read More
(83)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2005
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! Read More
(83)
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
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!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2010
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! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2011
this is excellent quick and easy I used a crockpot and the flavor got even better the longer it simmered over rice it's delicious Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2007
I skip the oil as well. Also if you want to give it more of a kick I recommend jalepenos instead of red pepper. To make it thicker add gabi or even a handful of mashed potato mix. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2006
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! Read More
(3)