InstantPot Short Ribs Sinigang

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 medium onion, finely chopped

3 tomatoes, chopped into quarters

1 kg beef short ribs, cut into big cubes

1 pack sinigang mix

2 tbsp fish sauce

salt and pepper

1 tbsp coco sugar

1 medium radish, peeled and cut

Okra

Romaine

Water spinach/ Kangkong

3 long green chilis/jalapeno

Directions:

Plug Instant Pot and put it in Saute mode. Add olive oil.

Saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes until soft. About 4 minutes.

Add meat followed but water until the max line mark.

Put the lid on and make sure its steam release is sealed.

Press pressure cook and adjust time to 40 mins.

When timer is done, release pressure. But please be careful of the steam coming out. It is very hot.

Or you can just wait until the metal lock on the lid sinks in. And then, remove the lid.

Put on saute mode again. Add the radish. Cook it for about 10 mins. Season with the sinigang mix, salt and pepper, and fish sauce. Adjust the taste to your liking.

Add the rest of the vegetables. Add the coco sugar.

Adjust taste to your liking.

Enjoy!

Budget series: Meals under 250 pesos

Ginisang Baguio Beans na may giniling

Sautéed Green beans with ground beef and potatoes

I accepted a challenge of making meals for family of four on a budget. This first dish cost about less than 250 pesos here in Manila, that is about $5, that includes the rice that I cooked and served with it. This dish is more than enough for a family of four and will have enough leftover for lunch and dinner tomorrow. Unless, of course, your family liked it finished it all in one meal. The recipe is very easy to make and the ingredients are always available in the groceries. This is something my kids love to eat. To give you a background, the list of vegetable that my kids eat is short, so I make it a habit of cooking those veggies almost all the time. Here is a recipe sautéed veggies and meat. In this recipe, the veggies are cut into small pieces to mix well together and easy for the little kids to eat. For seasoning, we use Tamari. It’s a gluten free and less sugar soy sauce. You have to be careful in buying soy sauce or any condiments. If you look at the label, most soy sauce have fructose and MSG. So watch out for that specially if you would feed it to the kids. But that all up to you 😀 I’m not an expert, just sharing my recipes and what I cook for the family. Because I enjoy cooking for them and see the smile on their faces. Hope you like this recipe! Leave a comment or suggestion.

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil

3 cloves garlic, chopped finely

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1/4 kg ground beef

1/4 kg green beans, sliced diagonally thinly

2 medium potatoes, cubed

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tsp coconut sugar

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.

Saute garlic, onions, and tomatoes. cook for a few minutes.

Put in the ground meat and cook until the ground meat starting to separate and to change color.

Season with soy sauce, oyster sauce, coco sugar, salt and pepper.

Add the beans and potatoes. Mix together. Cover for about 2 minutes.

Uncover and mix. Cook until the desired tenderness of the vegetables.

Serve it with rice.

Enjoy!