Giniling na Baka (Ground Beef & Vegetables) by Ate Tess of JT Restaurant

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“People love my giniling! They always say the taste is different. In the Philippines, we call it Giniling. But here, in the States, we call it Picadillo. But the taste is different. Almost like Menudo. And it’s not just good with rice; you can eat it with tortillas, or even bread. My secret is to cook with love!”

Original recipe in Tagalog by Tess Diaz of JT Restaurant 953 Mission Street
English translation by Galing Bata staff. Photos by Abby Asuncion/SOMA Pilipinas

giniling na baka
bawang
asin
sibuyas
paminta
patatas
gesantes
karot
sili berde at pula
harina
tubig

Igisa ang bawang, sibuyas at asin. Ilagay ang giniling baka. Tapos, hiwain ang patatas at karot pa kudrado. Lagyan ng tubig. Ilagay ang hiniwang sili berde at pula at mga gesantes. Tikman kung ayos sa asin at paminta. Lagyan ng konting tinunaw na harina.

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ground beef
garlic
salt
onion
ground peppercorn
potatoes
green peas
carrot
green and red bell peppers
flour
water

Sauté garlic, onion and salt. Add ground beef. Then, cube potatoes and carrots. Add water. Add sliced green and red bell peppers and green peas. Salt and pepper to taste. Dissolve flour in water and add to mixture.

Paul Barrera