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Beef Pares

Beef Pares is the best food pairing ever! The combination of tender beef asado, garlic fried rice, and piping-hot broth is filling and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef pares
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 719kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo

Ingredients

For the Broth

  • 2 pounds beef brisket, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and pounded
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt and more as needed
  • green onions, chopped
  • pepper to taste

For the Beef Asado

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, peeled and julienned
  • 1 cup broth (reserved from cooking the beef)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Garlic Fried Rice

  • 4 cups day-old cold rice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For the Broth

  • In a pot over medium heat, bring about 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add beef brisket and boil, skimming scum that floats on top, for about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain beef, discarding liquid. Rinse meat and pot well.
  • Return meat to clean pot and add 6 cups of cold water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Skim scum that floats on top.
  • When water is clear of scum,, add quartered onions, pounded garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, and 1 tablespoon salt.
  • Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat is tender. With a slotted spoon, remove meat from broth. Keep broth on low heat.

For the Beef Asado

  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the chopped onions, minced garlic, and ginger. Cook, stirring regularly, until softened.
  • Add beef and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of the reserved broth (from cooking the beef), soy sauce, and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved and add to skillet.
  • Add star anise.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring to coat meat with sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced and meat is fork-tender.

For the Garlic Fried Rice

  • In a bowl, break cold rice to separate grains.
  • In a wide skillet over low heat, heat about 1/4 cup oil. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown. With a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Remove excess oil except for about 1 to 2 tablespoons.
  • Raise heat to high, swirling the oil to coat the surface of the pan.
  • Add rice and cook, spreading on the surface of the pan for about 45 seconds or until grains start to sizzle and then tossing to redistribute. Repeat a few times until rice is heated through.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To Serve Beef Pares

  • Ladle broth into serving bowls and garnish with green onions.
  • On serving plates, divide garlic fried rice and the braised beef. Serve hot with the beef broth.

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Nutrition

Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 2996mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 5.6mg