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beef tapa with garlic fried rice and sunny side up eggs on a white plate
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Beef Tapa

Beef Tapa marinated in fish sauce, brown sugar, and fresh garlic. This Kapampangan delicacy is easy to prepare, freezable, and makes a great all-day breakfast meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 338kcal


  • 2 pounds beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fish sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • In a bowl, combine beef, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and pepper. Massage meat with the marinade.
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or overnight. Drain beef from the marinade.
  • In a pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add beef in a single layer and cook, turning once or twice, until lightly browned and cooked through. Serve hot.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1613mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg