Filipino Garlic Beef
This classic Filipino garlic beef, also known as Beef Salpicao, is not only simple but also extremely fragrant and juicy with generous amounts of garlic used
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Marinate beef
- In a bowl, add the sliced beef, minced garlic, 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce and tomato paste.
- Mix well, coating the beef evenly.
- Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes, or for best results, overnight. Add more flavor and save time by marinating the beef the night before, but keep it within 3 days. To make a vegetarian version, you can substitute beef for firm tofu.
Step 2 - Fry marinated beef
- In a pan on medium-high heat, add 3 Tbsp olive oil and sear the marinated beef for 5 minutes for a medium doneness or until fully cooked. Thought to have been brought over to the Philippines by the Spanish, no one quite knows why it’s named as such. One theory is the word salpicado, meaning “spotted” or “dotted”, as the garlic is in this recipe gave the dish its name.
Plate and serve!
Serve with white rice.