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Best Beef Sinigang Sa Sampalok Recipe

This Filipino dish is everyone's favorite because of its very sour yet savory taste. This menu is made of beef and tamarind, a perfect combination to satisfy your meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Beef Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 peopl
Calories 311kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 1 kg Beef bones cleaned
  • 1/2 kg Tamarind
  • 1 pc Red onion cut into strips
  • 2 pcs Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 pc Radish cut into rounds
  • 1 bunch String beans cut into 3-inch long
  • 3 pcs Green chili
  • 1 pc Eggplant cut into rounds
  • 8 pcs Okra cut into half
  • 1 bunch Water spinach get the leaves only
  • 8 cups Water


  • Boil the tamarind and set aside.
  • In a large pot, boil the beef bones and remove the bubbles appearing on top.
  • Add salt, and ground black pepper. Boil for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, add onion, tomatoes then cover and boil for another 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, check if the meat is still hard if so, boil it for another 30 minutes.
  • Now add radish, string beans, green chili, okra, and eggplant. Boil for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, extract the juice from the tamarind by squeezing it. Then get 1 1/2 cup tamarind juice and pour it into the pot.
  • Add the water spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 1106IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4mg