Tender, marinated beef slices with a perfectly balanced salty, sour, sweet flavors and a pronounced garlic aroma. Served with garlic fried rice and fried egg, this truly is the king of the “Silog” meals!
2.2lbs (1 kg)beef sirloin, very thinly sliced *see notes
¼cupvinegarI used Datu Puti
5garlic clovesfinely chopped
1 ½tablespoonsgarlic powder
1teaspoonground black pepper
3tablespoonsoilfor frying beef
Garlic fried ricecheck above for the recipe link
Atcharapickled green papaya, optional
Fried garlic bitstoppings
Place the beef in a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, garlic powder, sugar and pepper. Pour mixture over the beef and mix well. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 6 hours (up to 24 hrs).
Remove the beef from the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking. Heat a large shallow pan (with lid) on medium-high heat. Pour oil and once hot, add the marinated beef. Fry for 5 minutes (do not stir for the first 3 minutes so the bottom browns a bit) then flip. Cover, switch the heat to low then simmer for 15- 20 minutes or until beef is tender. If you prefer a drier tapa, remove the lid once tender and cook until the extra liquid evaporates.
Top with fried garlic bits and serve with Garlic Fried Rice and Fried egg for a complete Silog experience. Sliced tomatoes and atchara are also great additions, if available.
For easier slicing, freeze the meat for one hour before cutting. This hardens the beef just enough to easily make thin slices. Always use a sharp knife and cut against the grain for faster cooking.
Keyword beef tapa, breakfast, tapsilog
Recipes made with love by Pinoybites.com : https://pinoybites.com/recipes/homemade-beef-tapa-tapsilog/