Beef Con Ampalaya

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This is a very simple recipe that I want to share with you. It is a very common dish that everyone loves it; especially those who like “ampalaya” in tagalog or amargoso in bisaya. In English I think they call it ” melon gourd”. .

1kl. beef loin ( strip cut )

1reg. size “gourd” or ampalaya

3tbsp. Oyster Sauce

1tbsp. tausi

1tsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic

1 reg size onion

1tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 tsp. pepper

11/2 tbsp. brown sugar

2 sachet 8g magic sarap

11/2 tbsp corntarch

1pack chinese tofu

5 cups of water

1/2 tsp. fish salt

Marinate the beef loin in soy sauce, pepper and in 1 sachet of magic sarap

Saute in olive oil and mixed the tausi.  Cover and let it boil until meat is become soft.

If the meat is soften already, mixed the cornstarch to have an sticky sauce

Taste it with the brown sugar, oyster sauce and the remaining magic sarap

If the taste is okey, then put the “ampalaya”, don’t cover, just mixed it into the beef for 5minutes

(remember don’t mixed to much because your ampalaya becomes to sour)

Don’t overcooked the ampalaya or the gourd (let it like cruncky when you eat it )

Fry the chinese tofu and slice it into cubes and put it as toppings.  Serve hot.


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