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Moutwatering Filipino Beef Pares

Usually sold in “Pares” restaurants and the nearby carinderia, this Beef Pares recipe is made of any part of beef, but mainly brisket, soy sauce, sugar, heaps of garlic, lemon juice and cornstarch (optional, as in many carinderias, the pares more on the thinner side) for its body.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Beef, Pares
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 635kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $8


  • 3 lbs beef brisket diced in 1-inch cubes
  • 1 onion diced
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger minced finely
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 pcs star anise
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • cups beef broth


  • cup roasted garlic
  • 6 green onions diced

Beef broth on the side

  • 5 cups beef broth (or if you have the time make your own from the beef brisket first but you should do this in advance)


  • In a deep pot, heat the oil over medium heat and add the ginger, garlic, and onions. Season with salt and pepper and saute until softened for about 2 minutes.
    Saute ginger garlic and onions
  • Add the beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook until slightly browned before adding the soy sauce and oyster sauce. Stir and mix and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    Add soy sauce and oyster sauce to beef pares
  • Add the broth and bring the pot to a boil. Once boiling, add the sugar and star anise and lower the heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 2 hours until the beef is very tender. Keep adding water if necessary.
  • If using a pressure cooker, cook for about 30-40 minutes and check if the beef is tender. Add more water if necessary.
  • Check for flavor and serve hot with a sprinkling of roasted garlic and diced green onions.
  • Now serve the dish with the extra beef broth and garlic fried rice, each in a separate bowl. Also a little secret: add a few drops of the beef stew sauce in the bowl with the beef broth to make it even more delicious and match the flavor of the main dish.
    Beef pares with broth and white rice



Calories: 635kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 2528mg | Potassium: 1284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 7mg