Papis is a Filipino recipe made out of tough beef cuts like brisket and tendons stewed with baked beans in tomato sauce. If you love pork and beans then this is definitely better, it has the same sweet and savoury taste with the added interesting texture from the tendons and meaty beef. This will surely satisfy any protein cravings you may have.

Cooking this is quite easy the only hard part is waiting for it to cook as this definitely entails long waits. The key to perfectly making this one is a very tender tendon where most of that released collagen is gently mixed with the sauce making it even thicker and richer in flavour, the meat should also be fork tender. Best enjoyed with freshly steamed rice.

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Serves: 6
  • 350 g beef tendons, cubed
  • 750 g beef brisket, cubed
  • 1 400g can baked beans
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil
  1. In a pot add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  2. Add beef and brown all sides.
  3. Add the beef stock and tendons then bring it to a boil, simmer for 2 hours checking water levels occasionally making sure it does not dry out.
  4. After two hours the water should be half the original level, add the baked beans, sugar and salt. Continue to simmer for 20 more minutes in low heat.
  5. Season with freshly ground black pepper and salt if necessary.


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8 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    Another yummy dish! Beef tendons and briskets are expensive here – anything beef is expensive here. Perhaps I can try with pork.

  2. Looks super hearty and oh so tasty. 🙂 Is this a meal one can eat any time of day? The baked beans make me think breakfast, but the beef makes me think dinner.

  3. kitchenriffs says:

    Mmmm, what a great looking dish. Love it! Happy New Year!

  4. Mmmm – delicious – will put this away for the winter – I think – thanks Raymund

  5. Mm I love how simple but hearty this is.

  6. Thats a super idea Raymund! I know my boys will love this and you know how expensive meat is here in HK so always looking for alternatives to help fill up the hungry men.

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