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Serves: 6
  • 750 g stewing beef, cubed
  • 2 pcs chorizos, sliced
  • 200 g bacon scraps, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup waxy corn kernels
  • 400 g cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 large potato, cubed
  • 2 medium white onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk leeks, finely sliced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil
  1. In a large pot, heat oil then brown beef pieces. Remove from pot then set it aside.
  2. Add oil to the pot if needed then sauté onions, garlic and leeks.
  3. Add chorizos and bacon scraps then cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the cumin and paprika, give it a mix then add the beef back. Pour enough hot water to cover the beef, bring it to a boil then simmer for one hour and 15 minutes.
  5. Add the butternut squash, potatoes and corn, continue to simmer for 30 minutes. Add water if necessary. Slightly mash the squash and potatoes to make the soup thick.
  6. Add the cannellini, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper then simmer for 15 more minutes.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at https://www.angsarap.net/2019/02/22/locro/