Beef Afritada

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Beef Afritada is derived from the Spanish word, fritada which means fried. This is a misnomer since afritada is a meat stew consisting of onions, tomatoes, red bell pepper and potatoes. It is often confused with other tomato-based dishes such as mechado and kaldereta.

Beef Afritada Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg beef chunks, (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 laurel leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Heat wok and pour cooking oil over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add beef chunks and cook until light brown, about 5-10 minutes. Season with fish sauce, soy sauce. pepper and salt to taste.
  3. Pour tomato sauce and  add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Then just let it simmer over low heat for about 1 hour.
  4. Cover your pot and give it a stir occasionally to prevent scorching at the bottom.
  5. Add the carrots, potatoes, bell pepper, green peas and the remaining tomato sauce.
  6. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes more. Continue to simmer (lowest heat) and adjust little water if needed until sauce thickens and beef is already tender.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

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Beef Afritada

Source: mamasguiderecipes
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