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Nilagang Baka

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Nilagang Baka or Boiled Beef is one of the simplest dishes you will encounter but don’t be deceived by its simplicity because once done right it will be flavourful


  • 1 1/2 kg beef (any bony part, ribs or neck)
  • 2 pcs corn on the cob, cut into sections
  • 3 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cabbage, sliced
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • water
  • 1 tbsp whole peppercorns
  • freshly ground pepper
  • fish sauce


  1. On a pot add beef, corn, onions and peppercorn together with water (just enough to cover the beef).
  2. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add the potatoes and boil if fro 30 more minutes or until beef is very tender.
  4. Add cabbage and spring onions cook for additional 2 minutes.
  5. Flavour with fish sauce and season with freshly ground black pepper.