Nilagang Baka, it is one of those dishes that you would want to come home to most especially during the rainy season. It is such a comforting dish that it would make you want to just be cozy sitting on your favorite comfortable chair and snuggle up while eating this soup.

It is a must-have for people who love rustic and hearty dishes.  Once again, this dish was inspired by Lola’s cooking. She cooked the best Nilaga there is. People just kept on requesting for her to cook it all the time.

Nilagang Baka

  • 1/8 cup Cooking Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 piece Onion (sliced)
  • 1 piece Ginger (small piece)
  • 1 kilo Beef (with some fats on it)
  • 4 cups Beef Broth (from the boiled Beef)
  • 2 pieces Green Chillies (halved)
  • 4 pieces Banana Saba (cut into 4 pieces each)
  • 2 stalks Celery (sliced)
  • 1/2 head Cabbage (sliced and washed)
  • 3 pieces Bok Choy (cut in half per leaf)
  • 1 can Whole Kernel Corn (drained)
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Coarse Peppercorns
  • 2 pieces Cubes (any type of meat cube available)
  • 2 pieces Star Anise
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  1. Boil the beef until it is tender. Set the broth aside.

  2. Saute the Onion, Garlic, and Ginger before adding the Beef. Make sure that you saute it thoroughly.

  3. The next step is to add in the Beef.

  4. Stir.

  5. Add in the Beef Broth to the sauteed Beef.

  6. Add in the Potatoes, Celery, Banana and Corn.

  7. Let it simmer for a few minutes.

  8. Add in the Black Pepper, Coarse Peppercorns, Star Anise and Cubes.

  9. Add in the Green Chillies, let it boil.

  10. Cook the vegetables thoroughly.

  11. After a few minutes, you can add in the Sugar, Cabbage and Bok Choy.

  12. After slightly cooking the veggies, you can now turn the heat off.

  13. Ready to serve.