Beef Pares Recipe

Beef Pares Recipe

Beef Pares

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 1/2 hours
Servings: 6-8

For beef stew:

  • 2 lbs. beef brisket, uncut
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 pcs. star anise
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 stalk green onion,  chopped (for garnishing)
  • Salt to taste

For the soup:

  • 3 stalks green onions, cut into 2-inch length
  • 1 medium size onion, quartered
  • ½ head garlic, chopped
  • 1 pc beef cube
  • 1 tsp peppercorn
  • 1 stalk green onions, finely chopped (for garnishing)

For the garlic fried rice:

  • 5 cups cooked rice
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place the beef in a big sauce pan. Add enough water to cover the meat (about 2L) and bring to a boil over medium low heat until scum appears on the surface. Clear the scum off the broth.
  2. Add all the soup ingredients except the green onions for garnishing. Add salt to taste. Cover the saucepan. Adjust heat to low and simmer for 1 to 2 hours or until the beef is tender.
  3. When the meat is tender, remove from the sauce pan and allow to cool down.
  4. Meanwhile, transfer the broth to another sauce pan, leaving about 2 cups of it in the original sauce pan. The broth in the new sauce pan will be the soup. Simmer over low heat until ready to serve.
  5. Slice the beef in cubes and return to original sauce pan.
  6. Add the soy sauce, sugar, bay leaf, star anise, ginger, and black pepper. Season with salt to suit your taste.
  7. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens that is about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Serve with garlic fried rice and the reserved beef soup. Garnish beef stew and soup with chopped green onions.

How to make garlic fried rice:  

  1. In a wok over medium heat, saute garlic in olive oil until golden brown.
  2. Add rice and mix well with the garlic. Season with salt to suit your taste.
  3. Stir fry on medium heat until the rice is heated through. Remove from heat.
  4. Fill a bowl or cup with rice. Place the bowl or cup upside down on a serving plate, then lift.
  5. Garnish with fried garlic on top.
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