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Afripaya 1


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Afripaya it’s a version of afritada but instead of the usual ingredients like potato, carrots and chicken this Cavinti uses carabao meat and papaya.


  • 1 kg water buffalo or beef ribs, cut into sections
  • 500 g young papaya, cut into cubes
  • 1 large carrot, cubed
  • 1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), cubed
  • 400 g chopped tomato
  • 2½ cups beef stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried sweet basil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • oil
  • fish sauce or sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a pot add oil then sauté the garlic and onions.
  2. Add the beef ribs and brown all sides.
  3. Add the chopped tomato, beef stock and bay leaves, simmer for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Add the carrots then simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the young papaya and tomato paste then simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add the capsicum, season with fish sauce/sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve.