Sinigang na Baka

Sinigang na Baka


"Simple beef, vegetable, tamarind based soup that we eat over rice! A meal in itself!"

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 304 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 19.7 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 15g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1405 mg
  • 56%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in medium stock pot. Saute onion and garlic until tender. Add beef to pot, and saute until browned. Pour in water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Place tomatoes and green beans in pot, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in bok choy, broccoli and tamarind soup mix. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
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  1. 46 Ratings


My husband is Filippino and this is one of the MOST DELICIOUS traditional meals he has ever made for me! Some things he does differently: We use pork instead of beef. You can also use shrimp. We leave the oil out (healthier that way) and cook in this order - Combine water, onions, and tomato. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes. Then add tamarind soup base, pork, and green beans. Cook for one hour. Add bok choy, cover, and reduce heat for about 10 minutes and serve over rice. An entree'? we do not need one! We love this too much to mess it up with anything on the side! We sometimes also add radishes. Sounds disgusting, but it's REALLY great!

niki avery

I tried the recipe, it was good but it needs a little more souring. Anyway, if you want to make it spicy, add green na sili, also I'd suggest gabi to make it a little thicker. The vegetables my mom added were kangkong, gabi, tomatoes and sometimes, eggplant.


Made this recipe on the recommendation of a coworker. What an unusual flavor. Omitted the beef and added okra and taro root. Yum! We put it on top of rice and it was really filling. My mom told me it was the best soup she's ever eaten and my husband gave it the thumb's up!