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Beef Tapa for Breakfast

Mar 09

beef tapa
It is National Breakfast Day. What is your favorite breakfast dish? Beef tapa for breakfast is my all time favorite Filipino breakfast. Served with garlic rice, eggs and coffee is the ultimate breakfast. I often dip my tapa with vinegar before mixing it with my garlic rice. Through the years, I’ve developed my own recipe because it was getting more and more expensive to buy the pre-mixed tapa.

Here is my recipe which I have featured before but made it even tastier.

1 kilo beef sirloin
1 1/2 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon salt (fine salt)
7 Tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
3 1/2 tablespoon vinegar

Mix all ingredients.
Let stand for a few hours.
Store in the refrigerator for 24 hours or longer before storing in the freezer.

It’s best to marinate the beef overnight as the flavors seep in more.

Divide the 1 kilo marinated beef into separate plastic bags so you can just cook them per batch.

Now if you can’t wait to cook beef tapa, just hop along to the nearest Jollibee restaurant, Max Restaurant or any restaurant for that matter. Almost every restaurant serves beef tapa as their Filipino breakfast fare.

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  1. I love beef tapa! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  2. Hello. do you use rock salt or the refined one? tks . i love your site

  3. Ernie /

    Sorry, am a TH cook. But i guess you didnt mention how to cook this? should I fry this over a certain oil, or steam? sorry for the dumb question.

  4. Jerry /

    @Ernie fry with your preferred oil @ anne it said (Fine salt) heh

  5. hi mam! i love reading your blog. i am a young mom and i love beef tapa to bits. i just fail miserably every time i prepare something like it. (coz it just tastes like fried beef!) i will try this recipe of your soon! :) i was just wondering… how do you prevent the beef from getting too tough after cooking? it seems i’ve always had this problem abt cooking beef and any brand just turns out just as tough! it’s frustrating. haha. thanks i will wait for your reply before i give this a try. more power! :)

  6. Hi Noemi,

    This is Ana , Alice sister. I am a fanatic of your website, I also checked it 2x a day.
    I tried your recipe for Beef Tapa and followed exactly the measurement OMG, perfect. It is really great.

  7. Victoria /

    Hi, a cooking enthusiast here… “1 1/2 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon salt (fine salt)”, sorry for a dumb question…1 1/2 tablespoon of what? Thanks.

  8. hi im jeff. can this recipe also be used commercially? i know this recipe would make this beef taste good.

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