Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind

Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind

Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind. This is one of the Ilocano dish that I grew up with. The combination of string beans, bamboo shoots, some saluyot (jute), beef and lightly soured with tamarind or just tomatoes is just great I have a similar dish in the archive called String Beans with Beef but this time I have put in all the mentioned usual ingredients for this beef version of dinengdeng. The bamboo shoots I used is pre-shredded and parboiled that should be available in the vegetable section of most Metro Manila supermarkets and of course from wet markets. Remember these are already parboiled but to be really sure that it is properly cooked I boiled it again for about 3 to 5 minutes then discard the initial water. Then add fresh water this time I boiled it again for about 20 to 30 minutes more. Okey I am going already into details this should be written on the recipe, here it is the recipe of my Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind.


1/2 kilo shredded and parboiled bamboo shoots
1 bundle string beans, trimmed, cut into 2” lengths
1 bundle saluyot, trimmed, coarsely chopped
1/4 kilo beef strips
3-4 clove garlic, chopped
1 medium size onion, chopped
2 medium size tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 to 2 tbsp. tamarind sinigang mix
cooking oil

Dinengdeng with Beef Soured with Tamarind - Cooking Procedure

Cooking procedure:

Place the bamboo shoots a big sauce pan, add enough water to same level with the bamboo shoot bring to a boil and simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes, discard first boiled water. Now add in about the same quantity of water and bring to a boil, simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and separate the bamboo shoot from the liquid, keep aside. In a separate sauce pan sauté the beef with garlic, onion and tomato for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add in the fish sauce and continue to stir cook for about 1 minute. Add in the liquid from boiling the bamboo shoots, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the beef are tender. Correct saltiness if required. Add in the string beans and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes now add in the jute and continue to simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the vegetables are just cooked. Served hot with a lot of rice.

See other similar recipe:

String Beans with Beef
Ginisang Sitaw
Ginisang Sitaw at Sigarillas
Dinengdeng, Labong, Saluyot at Sigarillas


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