Spicy Beef Tapa Recipe

Make your tapa recipe spicy with this easy tweak.

One of the best things you can do is make your breakfast meal a better time to sit down and eat. If you love your meals with a bit of a bite, we have the perfect basic recipe that’s made a little bit more appetizing. Make breakfast a heated affair with this spicy version of an otherwise classic beef tapa recipe.  


Spicy Beef Tapa Recipe

Idge Mendiola
Make your tapa recipe spicy with this easy tweak.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast/Brunch, Main Dishes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6


Spicy Beef Tapa Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cane vinegar
  • 5-6 pieces bird’s eye chili (siling labuyo) chopped
  • 1 head Garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 500 Grams beef sirloin sliced into strips
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine soy sauce, vinegar, chilies, garlic, pepper, and brown sugar in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add beef strips, and mix. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. (Store in the freezer if storing for longer.)
  • To serve, heat oil in a pan. Pan-fry tapa until just cooked. Serve hot.
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