Filipino Nilangang-baka Recipe

Niagang literally means boiled and can be either beef or pork. Just make sure to use some of the boney parts. This is also a great meal for family gatherings, parties or a winter’s day. Super simple too, just throw everything in the pot and cook. You’ll see… Serves 4 to 6.


  • 1 kilo beef, cubed into 1 ½” cubes
  • 8 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 bundle pechay (bok choy), cut in two
  • 2 small cabbage, quartered
  • 5 onions, diced
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons patis
  • 3 tablespoons cooking
  • 10 pieces of whole black pepper
  • 1 liter of water
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large casserole, heat oil and sauté garlic then onions. Add water, beef, black pepper and patis. Bring to a boil then simmer until beef is tender. Add potatoes. Simmer until potatoes are cooked through. Add cabbage and pechay. Cook a little while longer and serve hot in bowl with rice. No need to overcook this one.