Top Beef Recipes of 2020: Pares, Corned Beef, and Tapa Salpicao

Simple ingredients make these beef dishes super tasty.

IMAGE Majoy Siason

Beef may not be the first meat you reach for when at the market or at the grocery but it is still well-loved. Dishes such as tapa, salpicao, caldereta, and beef pares would not be a favorite if it wasn't made with beef. 

Not surprising, our readers' favorite beef recipes in 2020 were classic dishes that you might already know how to make. However, what makes this top beef recipe list interesting is the top three recipes differ widely from each other. One is a stew, one is a canned recipe favorite, and the last a quick and easy beef recipe hack. 

The one common thing all three beef dishes have in common is the flavor of each recipe. There is no holding back when it comes to ingredients to make these dishes tasty! 

Photo by Majoy Siason

1 Beef Pares Recipe

This stew is the late-night meal that many look for. This hearty stew is simple with its sweetened soy sauce soup. It's the spice added to the dish that transforms this from a simple stew to one that's addicting: star anise. 

This intensely aromatic spice is what gives this beef stew its classic flavor and can be enjoyed as a soup or saucy dish. For those who love their beef pares saucy rather than soupy, reduce the sauce until thick or simply thicken the sauce with a cornstarch slurry. You'll want lots of crispy fried garlic on top plus unli rice with this! 

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2 Ginisang Corned Beef Recipe 

Never assume that a simple recipe is automatically simple. New cooks prove that even the simplest of recipes can be challenging. A recipe, even for a "simple" can of corned beef is a great way of guiding new and reluctant cooks on how to cook with confidence. 

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3 Beef Tapa Salpicao Recipe

This beef recipe by one of our readers, Dishkarteng Kutsinero, is a glorious mix of two beef recipes that would make anyone eager to sit and eat. Because these two recipes are delicious its own, the combination is a brilliant move to make a dish that would be doubly appealing.

What makes this dish so successful as a recipe is that both recipes use similar marinade ingredients. The tweaks made to each recipe complement the other very well. Plus, it's got mushrooms and crisp garlic to make it even more irresistible. 

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What is your favorite classic beef recipe?  


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