I bet you are curious with Minanok na Baka. This beef soup is common in Quezon province. I learn this from my grandma who cooks it perfectly.
As the name itself goes, it is a beef dish cook like Chicken Tinola. However, there is no sayote or papaya and instead of sili leaves or malunggay leaves, mustasa gives more flavor to the soup.
You can use big cut beef cubes if you want or the beef rib part used in Nilagang Baka. I prefer using beef sirloin cut in menudo style, so it is much easy to tenderize.
1. 3/4 menudo cut beef
2. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
3. 1 large onion, chopped
4. thumb-sized ginger, chopped
5. Mustasa leaves, chopped
7. Ground pepper
How to do it?
1. Saute garlic, onion and ginger in oil
2. Add beef and mix until it turned a little brown.
3. Add salt or patis to taste, then add a big bowl of water.
4. Let it boil until the beef becomes tender.
5. Add a pinch of ground pepper.
6. Put the mustasa leaves, leave it for three minutes then serve.
You can add more ginger if you want. It’s soothing to the palate.
If you are bored in Nilagang Bala or Sinigang na Baka, you can try Minanok na Baka. It’s perfect for cold weather like today.