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Filipino Beef Soup Recipe


  • 2-3 beef shanks, bone in, about 3 pounds
  • 1 small onion, sliced in quarters)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1-2 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • ½ head of green cabbage or 2-3 heads of baby bokchoy halved
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Salt and pepper the beef shanks.
  2. In a large pot on medium heat oil, add beef shanks to the hot pan and sear meat for 2 minutes on each side or until a crust forms. Set aside.
  3. In the pot that you seared the beef shanks, sauté onion for 2 minutes or until soft. While cooking, season the onion with salt and pepper (about a teaspoon of each)
  4. Place beef back in pot. Add cover beef with water, about 6 cups.
  5. Add bay leaf and fish sauce.
  6. Simmer on low for about an hour.
  7. Remove meat and debone. Cut into large chunks and add back to broth (including the bone).
  8. Add cabbage or baby botchy towards the end. Cook for 10 minutes until greens are soft.
  9. Serve in bowl with rice. Make sure to not serve the bone.

Filipino Beef Soup Recipe Filipino Beef Soup Recipe Reviewed by Jarvis Mann on 11:36 PM Rating: 5

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