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In this episode, I will teach you how to make simple Filipino comfort food. We are going to cook up a nice batch of Nilaga. It's a hearty beef soup, using just a few ingredients that is guaranteed to warm your soul. In addition, I will be teaching you the basics of using a pressure cooker. In the Filipino kitchen, the pressure cooker is a vital piece of cookware (2nd only to the rice cooker). So I hope you're ready for something special, you are going to love this dish.
  Beef 1⁄2 Kilogram, cubed
  Carrots 2 Large, cut into big chunks
  Onion 1 Large, cut into pieces
  Potatoes 2 Large, cut into big chunks
  Garlic 1 Medium, minced
  Cabbage 1⁄2 Medium, wedged
  Green beans 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into long pieces
  Peppercorns 10 Medium
  Salt and pepper 1 Teaspoon (To season)
  Fish sauce 4 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Liter

1. Take a large pot/pressure cooker and saute the onions and the minced garlic for about 5 to 6 minutes. Then add the beef and stir till slightly browned. Then add the water.
2. Add the whole pepper corns and the fish sauce. Cook in a pressure cooker for about 35 minutes. (If using a pot cook for 60 minutes)
3. Once cooked, add the carrots and the potatoes and cook again until they are tender. Add the cabbage wedges and the green beans. Add salt and pepper to season it. Simmer for a few minutes and its ready to serve.

4. Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
When the weather outside is cold and rainy and your stomach is yelling for something hearty and comforting, this is what you should be cooking. MrJingjong aka Jay shows you how to make a Filipino beef soup that is sure to warm up your toes and satisfy your tummy. This is such a great recipe cause he shows us how to use a pressure cooker to make the soup in half the time that it would normally take!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 437 Calories from Fat 138

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.5%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 77.5 mg25.8%

Sodium 1675.3 mg69.8%

Total Carbohydrates 45 g15%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.7%

Sugars 9.1 g

Protein 32 g64.1%

Vitamin A 121.6% Vitamin C 101%

Calcium 8.6% Iron 24.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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