Minanok Recipe

          Well, it’s a common thing that at the first time you heard about minanok, the first thing that comes to the mind is it is made with chicken. Funny to think, but this dish is actually made with beef. If you are fan of beef but likes tinola, this is the perfect soup for you. Surely this minanok will satisfy your craving. However, if you already know how to cook minanok, you may also try our version here. One of the Quezon’s pride in cuisine is the minanok. It is similar in doing tinolang manok only you have to beef as meat. And like its way of cooking, you just need to sauté ginger and garlic until fragrant, add beef ribs and sauté until the color changes. Then add water and the broth would be allowed to boil. Very simple, right? For the flavor, condiments like salt, pepper and patis are added. You may also add the green vegetables like mustasa. Others use patis as seasoning and would even sauté the beef in it along with garlic and onions. Try this on your next cold night supper, and surely this will be a hit on top of your table.


  • 2 tbsps cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, sliced to strips
  • ½ kilo beef ribs
  • 200 grams mustasa leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Patis
  • Water

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Sauté ginger and garlic until fragrant.
  2. Add the beef ribs and sauté the beef until the color changes.
  3. Add water, allow the broth to boil and reduce the heat to low.
    Slowly simmer the beef until tender.
  4. Once the beef is tender, season with salt and pepper and patis.
  5. Add the mustasa leaves and simmer.
  6. Serve.

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