Beef Bulalo Recipe – Filipino beef dish recipe

A popular dish that is best eaten during rainy days or any season.
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Delicious enjoyable dish; Beef Bulalo.

Beef Bulalo recipe is a Filipino beef dish. A popular dish that is enjoyable to eat, especially during rainy days. It is a beef shank soup that can be made with regular or Napa cabbage. It’s a light-colored soup cooked by simmering beef shanks and bone marrow in a clear broth until the collagen and fat have dissolved. Corn on the cob, scallions, onions, and fish sauce are common ingredients. You can also include potatoes, baguio beans, whole peppercorns, carrots, or taro. The best way to enjoy beef bulalo is to eat it hot. It’s typically served with warm rice, soy sauce, and calamansi on the side.

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Beef Bulalo Recipe – Filipino beef dish recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 3 min Total Time 18 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 1051
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Beef Bulalo recipe is a soup made with beef shanks and regular cabbage or Napa cabbage. One of the most popular dishes, especially during rainy days. Bulalo isn't complete without bone marrow. It's not healthy, but it's so delicious. It's best served hot and accompanied by rice, soy sauce, and calamansi on the side.



  1. In a large cooking pot, bring water to boil. Add beef shanks. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.

  2. Remove the scums from the cooking pot with a scraper. Add the onion and whole peppercorns. Cover the pot with a lid. Cook for another 2 to 3 hours on low heat, or until the beef is tender.

    Note that you can tenderize the beef in a pressure cooker. It should take no more than 45 minutes.
  3. Scoop and discard the fats or oil floating on top of the soup then add beef cube.

  4. Add in the corn and scallion. Cook for 15 minutes with the lid on.

  5. Add long green beans Baguio beans and season with fish sauce.

  6. Arrange the fresh Napa cabbage on the serving bowl. Pour hot broth and arrange the beef shank, corn, and long green beans in the bowl.

  7. Serve hot and enjoy eating!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1051kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 19.2g96%
Cholesterol 267mg89%
Sodium 1092mg46%
Potassium 1959mg56%
Total Carbohydrate 40.9g14%
Dietary Fiber 8.9g36%
Sugars 15.6g
Protein 109.6g220%

Calcium 20 mg
Iron 72 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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