It’s Filipino American History Month so of course we had to make a classic Filipino dish aka beef giniling.

Similar to the Latin dish picadillo, beef giniling includes a tomato base beef mince with a variety of vegetables like carrots, peas, bell peppers, potatoes and onions. 

The simple flavors are enhanced with soy sauce and fish sauce, which can also be replaced with oyster sauce. Some people even like to add a sweet aspect to the dish like raisins or sugar.

The tomato sauce creates a delicious stew that makes a juicy gravy to go over your rice giving you the perfect bite every time. 

This easy recipe is a great dish for a quick weeknight dinner and will definitely be a family favorite. 

If you’d like to make Beef Giniling for yourself, follow the steps below! 


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, add the ground beef and cook until brown, about 10 minutes. Drain any excess oil and add the beef back to the pan.
  2. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until soft, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the peas, carrots, potatoes and bell peppers. Mix thoroughly and let cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, soy sauce, oyster sauce and seasonings and mix thoroughly. Add the water, set the stove to low and cover.
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
  6. Let simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork.
  7. Serve with white rice and enjoy!


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8oz can peas and carrots
  • 8oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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