Hinalang Recipe

This spicy beef stew is comfort food at its finest!

Considered comfort food among locals, hinalang is a spicier version of nilagang baka. Enjoy it after a long, hard day at work.

Hinalang Recipe

Carmina Mapa-del Rosario
This spicy beef stew is comfort food at its finest!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 to 5


Hinalang Ingredients

  • cooking oil for sautéeing
  • 1 medium white onion quartered
  • 3 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 2-inch piece native ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 medium native red bell pepper (atsal) chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons green onion chopped
  • Salt to season
  • 3 to 4 Native Chilies (Kolikot) chopped and pounded
  • 1 kilo Beef (use shanks), sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium bunch Baguio pechay chopped
  • rice (steamed), to serve


  • Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot or casserole over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic, ginger, red pepper, and green onions until lightly browned and fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add chilies and stir. Add beef in one layer. Add 8 cups water and season with salt. Lower heat and simmer until beef is tender, about 2 to 3 hours. Add more water, if necessary. Remove impurities that rise to the surface. Add pechay and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.
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