Ground beef guisado (ground meat can be beef or pork or a combination of the two) is one of the dishes in my quick recipe list. Quick recipes because these are recipes that are so quick and easy to prepare and cook without sacrificing the taste and nutrition of the food we eat.
I have several ways of cooking ground meat just for the sake of not getting tired of it. Sometimes I add quail eggs (canned quail eggs, available in Asian store or grocery stores when you’re in the Philippines), this makes it ground beef guisado with quail eggs, sometimes I also add sliced hotdogs to attract the kids, sometimes I add tomato sauce to make it “menudo” etc. Click here for the recipe of Ground Meat Menudo.
There are lazy days, or rush days or hungry days that we want to cook and then eat as fast as possible. Some recipes that are part in my quick list are stir fried vegetables, stir fried squid, fried and battered dishes, egg or omelet dishes and the like. These are the dishes that are easy to prepare and cook.
1/2 kilo ground beef
10 pieces boiled and peeled quail eggs (variation: 3 hotdogs-sliced)
1 medium sized carrots (cut into small cubes)
2 medium sized potatoes (cut into small cubes)
1 medium sized green bell & 1 red bell pepper (cut into small cubes)
2 tablespoons of raisins
1 medium sized onion (minced)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons vegetable/canola oil
2 tablespoons of patis (fish sauce)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste
1) Saute the garlic, followed by the onion and the ground beef. Add the patis and stir to blend the flavor. Let it simmer until the liquid is reduced.
2) Add the potatoes, carrots and raisins. Let it simmer for 3 minutes.
3) Add the bell pepper, and black pepper. Stir to blend well. Add also a pinch of salt and brown sugar if desired/necessary though the raisins will give the gentle sweetness to the ground beef guisado, you might want to make it a little sweeter.
4) Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes. Ready to serve and garnish. Serve it with steamed rice.