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Beef Tacos for Dinner

My kids were raised in UAE and they sometimes question me and their dad about why we feed them rice every day at every meal.  The answer to that is that because we are Filipinos! It's in our blood! Just kidding. Well, it is a staple. That's our diet and that's how we were raised back in the Philippines. Fried rice for breakfast (which is the leftover rice from the night before) rice for lunch, and rice for dinner. Sometimes for merienda (snack) too. We buy rice in sacks of 10 kg. I kid you not. So from time to time, I give them something else.  They love beef tacos. I serve it deconstructed and they build their own. Beef Taco is easy to make. You start with a good fresh minced beef. For this recipe you need: For the Beef 1 kilo of fresh minced beef 3 tbsp of cooking oil 1 onion or 1 tsp onion powder (I used chopped onion) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp dried oregano 3 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp chili powder (I didn't add t

Bistek Tagalog - Pinoy Beefsteak

Bistek Tagalog is a regular beef dish at home. I always cook it because my family loves it. It is also one of the dishes I would love my kids to learn how to cook. It is one of their comfort foods that is easy to make so I am keeping the recipe here for them. This is a small batch which is good for 2-3 people. Ingredients 500 grams beef (preferably sirloin or any tender beef cuts) thinly sliced 1/2 cup of dark soy sauce (add more if needed) Juice of 1 large lemon 1 large yellow onion sliced into rings 4 tablespoons cooking oil (I used olive oil to sear the beef) 1/2 cup of water 1 pinch salt and black pepper Here is how I usually cook it. -Marinate beef in soy sauce, lemon, and ground black pepper for an hour. You can also marinate it overnight for best results (be sure to keep it in the fridge if marinating overnight) -Now, heat the cooking oil in a pan. Drain the marinade from the beef and set it aside.  -Pan-fry all the beef pieces (both sides). Remove from the pan. Set aside -Add m