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Bagis 1


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Bagis is a simple Kapampangan dish of minced meat cooked in calamansi and chillies usually prepared using either beef or carabeef (Water Buffalo), a popular dish within Central and Northern Luzon area.


  • 500 g minced beef (15% fat)
  • ½ cup calamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 1 cup good beef stock
  • 6 pcs birds eye chillies, minced
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • sliced red chillies, to garnish
  • fish sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic. Cook until onions are soft.
  2. Add the chillies and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  3. Add minced beef, stir until light brown in colour. Pour beef stock and a bit of fish sauce, bring to a boil then simmer in medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until beef is tender and liquid is reduced.
  4. Pour calamansi juice then simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with additional fish sauce and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Garnish with sliced red chillies then serve.