Compiled Recipe – Cheesy Beef Rice Topping

Cheesy Beef Rice Topping

* 1 ½ cup rice, dinorado
* 3 cups beef broth
* 1 medium red onion
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 tomato , chopped
* 1 tbsp oil
* ¼ kilo ground beef
* salt (to taste)
* 2 tbsp butter
* 1 (400 gram) can whole kernel corn
* 1 tbsp flour
* 1 ¼ cup milk
* ½ cup cheese, grated
* 1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground, or to taste

1) Rinse dinorado rice. Place in rice cooker with beef broth and let cook. Sweat 1 medium red onion, garlic cloves and tomato in oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat while rice cooks. Sauté ground beef until brown. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Discard fat.

2) Melt butter in the same pan. Add whole kernel sweet corn and sauté until browned. Add flour; stir. Stir in milk ; cook until thickened. Stir in cheese and ground nutmeg or to taste. Season to taste. To serve, fill bowl with rice, cover with corn sauce and top with cooked beef.


Compiled Recipe – Burger Steak with Gravy

Burger Steak With Gravy

* 500 grams ground beef
* ½  medium white onion, chopped
* 1 large egg
* 2 tbsp fresh milk
* 3 tbsp soy sauce
* 2 tsp brown sugar
* ½ tsp salt
* 1 tsp ground black pepper
* 1 tbsp vegetable oil
* 1 tbsp butter
* ½ medium white onion, chopped
* 125 grams fresh white button mushrooms, sliced
* 1 (411 gram) can beef broth, about 1 ¾ cups
* 1 tbsp soy sauce
* 3 tbsp whole milk
* 1 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* vegetable oil (for frying)
* 4 cups white rice, cooked
* 4 eggs, cooked sunny side up (to serve)

1) Make the burgers: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to cook.

2) Make the mushroom gravy: Heat oil and melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until lightly browned. Add mushrooms and cook for 1 minute. Add broth, soy sauce and milk. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture and simmer until slightly thick, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Set aside and keep warm.

3) Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Divide burger mixture into 4 portions and form into oval patties. Pan-fry until cooked and brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

4) Place 1 cup rice each on 4 plates. Top with burger patties, mushroom gravy and sunny side up eggs. Serve hot.



Compiled Recipe – Chili Corn Carne

Chili Corn Carne

* 300 grams dried red kidney beans, soaked overnight or canned red kidney beans
* 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 medium white onion, chopped finely
* 2 large stalks celery, chopped finely
* 1 medium carrot, chopped finely
* 1 kilo ground beef
* salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 tbsp ground cumin
* 2 tsp chili powder
* 2 tsp Spanish paprika
* 1 tsp sugar
* 250 grams tomato sauce
* grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, nacho chips, shredded romaine lettuce, chopped white onions (to serve)

1) Boil soaked dried beans in salted water until soft, about 2 hours or until tender. (Note: Alternatively, you can cook the beans in a pressure cooker for 45 minutes.) Drain and set aside. (Skip the step if using canned beans.)

2) Heat 1 tablespoon in a large pot. Sauté garlic until fragrant and light brown. Add onions; cook until translucent, about 1 minute. Add celery and carrots; cook until tender, about 1 minute. Set vegetables aside.

3) In the same pot, heat the rest of the oil over high heat. Add beef; cook until brown. Season with salt and pepper.

4) Return the vegetables to the pot and mix until well incorporated. Season with cumin, chili powder, paprika, sugar , salt and pepper. Add 1/3 cup water, stir and simmer for 1 hour. If the beef is too dry, keep adding water once in a while until desired consistency is achieved.

5) Add tomato sauce and cooked beans. Simmer for 1 ½ hour. Taste then adjust seasoning.

6) Top chili con carne with cheese and drizzle with sour cream. Serve with nacho chips, lettuce and onions.


Compiled Recipe – Beef Chili With Pumpkin

Beef Chili with Pumpkin

* 5 slices bacon, chopped
* 2 cups pumpkin, cubed into small pieces
* 1 large red onion, peeled, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
* ½ kilo ground beef
* 1 beef cube
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp chili powder
* 1 cup kidney beans, drained, rinsed
* 1 can pork and beans, around 230 grams
* 1 can sweet kernel corn
* cheese, grated (to serve)
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) Cook bacon in a medium pot until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.

2) Sauté pumpkin in the bacon oil until softened. Transfer to a plate and mash thoroughly. Set aside.

3) Sweat onion and garlic in the same pot before adding the beef in the remaining oil. Sauté beef in the remaining oil. Add beef bouillon cube and mashed pumpkin. Mash pumpkin into the beef mix, then season with cumin and chili powder.

4) Stir in beans and corn. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Serve topped with grated cheese.


Compiled Recipe – Mexican Taco Rice

Mexican Taco Rice

* 2 tbsp canola oil
* 1 medium red onion, peeled , sliced
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
* 3 tomatoes, chopped
* ½ kilo ground beef
* 1 pack taco seasoning (around 40 grams)
* 1 tsp Spanish paprika
* 1 pack black beans (around 100 grams), rinsed drained
* 1 can red kidney beans (around 400 grams), drained
* 1 can sweet kernel corn (around 425 grams), drained
* ½ cup water
*  3 cups day old rice
* 1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
* 1 quick melt cheese, grated
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) In a large saute pan over medium heat, Saute onion , then garlic and finally, tomatoes until softened.

2) Add ground beef. Let brown before stirring. Once cooked through, remove excess fat from the pan. Stir in taco seasoning and paprika and season to taste.

3) Add both beans and corn. Pour in water. Let simmer until almost dry. Toss in rice. Stir in cheese and lettuce before serving.


Compiled Recipe – Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza

* ¼ cup ground beef
* 4 small tortillas, chilled until needed
* 1 (200 gram) pack sweet style spaghetti sauce
* 1 cup mozzarella, grated and kept cold
* 2 slices bacon, cooked, chopped
* ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
* ½ cup pineapple tidbits, drained
* ½ cup ham slices, cubed
* oil (for frying)
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

1) Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add ground beef in an even layer. Let beef brown before breaking it up. Brown and cook beef thoroughly before seasoning with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Remove excess oil. Set aside until warm.

2) Meanwhile, preheat oven toaster or oven to 350◦F. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.

3) To make each pizza, place a tortilla on a cutting board. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of spaghetti sauce onto each tortilla. Spread mixture toward the edges. Lightly sprinkle with cheeses. Top your choice of toppings. Lightly cover toppings with more cheese. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet, slicing tortilla in half if needed.

4) Bake pizzas until cheese is melted and tortilla crusts are just browned. Remove from oven and let cool until easier to handle before slicing and serving.



Compiled Recipe – Pastelon (Beef and Sweet Plantain Lasagna)

Pastelon (Beef and Sweet Plantain Lasagna)

* 2 to 3 tbsp canola oil
* 10 small saba bananas, sliced lengthwise into ¼-inch thick pieces
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 ½ tbsp garlic longganisa, plus extra chopped parsley to garnish
* 2 tbsp white onions, chopped
* 1/3 cup red tomatoes, native, chopped
* 1 bay leaf
* 1 ½ tsp tomato paste
* 400 grams ground beef
* 2 tsp vinegar
* ½ cup tomato sauce
* 2 tbsp black olives, chopped (optional)
* 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* 1 tbsp butter, softened
* 2 medium eggs
* ¼ cup milk
* ½ cup cottage cheese
* ¾ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
* parsley, chopped (to garnish)

1) Heat canola oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry bananas until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

2) Heat olive oil in another pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic, onions, tomatoes and bay leaf for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add ground beef and saute until browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.

3) Add vinegar and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce and black olives. Simmer until beef is tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add fresh oregano. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool completely.

4) Pre-heat oven to 360°F.

5) Spread butter on a 7×11 inch baking dish. Arrange bananas on the bottom, making one layer, then top with beef mixture, making another layer. Continue layering with bananas and beef mixture, ending with beef.

6) Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl; pour over beef and bananas. Top with cottage cheese and mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer dish to the top rack of the oven during the last 1 to 2 minutes to brown the top. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot.


Compiled Recipe – Breaded Italian Meatballs

Breaded Italian Meatballs

* 250 grams  beef (use ground beef)
* 250 grams pork (use ground pork)
* ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
* ¼ cup breadcrumbs
* 1 large egg, beaten
* 1 tbsp milk
* 1 tbsp dried parsley
* salt (to taste)
* black pepper (to taste)
* ¾ cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
* vegetable oil (for frying)

1) Mix together ground beef, ground pork, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, milk and dried parsley in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

2) Place egg, all purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper and Japanese breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls. Shape meat mixture into 1-inch balls, about 1 tablespoon each, then coat balls in flour, dip in egg and cover with breadcrumbs.

3) Heat 3 inches vegetable oil in a medium heavy-bottomed pan until it registers 375◦F on a deep fry thermometer. Deep fry meatballs for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown; drain. Serve immediately with marinara sauce.


Compiled Recipe – Juicy Sliders

Juicy Sliders

* 500 grams ground beef
* ½ cup mayonnaise
* 3 tbsp tomato ketchup
* vegetable oil (for frying)
* salt
* pepper
* 12 slices cheddar cheese
* 12 dinner rolls

1) Evenly divide ground beef into golf ball-sized pieces. Shape balls into ½-inch thick wide patties. Make an indentation in the middle of each with a finger to help the patties keep their shape as they cook. Set aside.

2) Mix together mayonnaise and tomato ketchup; set aside.

3) Heat a large skillet or griddle pan brushed with vegetable oil over medium high heat until smoking hot. Season both sides of burger patties with salt and pepper. Fry patties with salt for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired doneness.

4) Top each with cheddar cheese while still warm. Prepare dinner rolls: Top bottom halves with mayo mixture before adding patties. Top with remaining halves.


Compiled Recipe – Pinoy Beef Sliders

Pinoy Beef Sliders

* ½ kilo ground beef
* ½ tsp onion powder
* ½ tsp garlic powder
* salt and pepper (to taste)
* ¼ cup mayonnaise
* 3 tbsp banana ketchup
* 3-4 pieces cheese slices
* 1 onion, cut into rings
* 1-2 tomatoes, cut into rings
* pandesal
* mini burger buns or dinner rolls

1) In a bowl, add ground beef, onion and garlic powder, combine well. Season with salt and pepper.

2) Form meat into 1-inch thick small patties.

3) In a pan, heat oil until almost smoky. Add the patties and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

4) Once done, let the meat rest for about 1-2 minutes.

5) Toast the buns until slightly brown.

6) Mix together mayonnaise and ketchup as spread.

7) Assemble burger.