Nilagang Buto Buto ng Baka. We love anything nilaga . When we talked about nilaga, it must be the bony part we call buto buto. I doesn’t matter what type of meat, it is either pork or beef. It is one of the staple dish to most Pinoy households.
Cooking is simple, most will probably do not need the recipe. All it is required is just boil the bony meat ingredients till tender then throw in the vegie ingredients at the final stages of cooking.
Of course there are countless versions of nilaga out there, but I love it simple with corn, plantain banana and potato or try with sweet potato.
I would not talked to much about nilaga, you can just google it if you need to learn about nilaga.
Here is the recipe of my Nilagang Buto Buto ng Baka. Enjoy.
1 kilo beef buto buto, cut into serving pieces
2 bundles bok choy, trimmed
2 young sweet corn on the cob, trimmed, cut crosswise in four part each
2 medium size sweet potato, skinned, quartered
2 half ripe plantain banana skin on, trimmed, cut crosswise in half each
2 medium size onion, peeled, quartered
1 tbsp. peppercorn
Put the beef buto buto in a large heavy pan. Add enough water to cover above 2 inches from the beef. Add the onion and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, remove scum that rises. Lower heat, cover and simmer/slow cook for 1 to 1/2 hours or until tender. Add more water as necessary. Add in the sweet corn cubs and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until the corn cubs are cooked. Add in the plantain banana and sweet potatoes. Continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Add in the bok choy and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are just cook. Transfer in a big serving bowl and serve at once with a dipping sauce of patis, kalamansi and siling labuyo.