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Ilonggo Beef Kansi Recipe

A western Visayan beef shank soup dish
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Beef
Servings: 4
Calories: 691kcal


  • Cooking Pot


  • 1 kg beef shank
  • 1 pc medium-sized onion, cut into wedges
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pc tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 pcs lemongrass, tanglad, peeled and thick end pounded
  • 500 g green jackfruit, sliced
  • 4 pcs kamias
  • 2 pcs chili pepper, siling labuyo
  • 2 tbsp annatto powder
  • 15 pcs tamarind pods
  • 8 cups water, or as needed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil


  • Fill a cooking pot with water, add-in the tamarind pods and bring to a boil. Simmer until tender and skin begin to burst.
  • Transfer to another plate and mash the tamarind with a fork or any other hard object.
  • Pour-in the tamarind liquid in another bowl while using a strainer. Repeat this process until all of the juice of the tamarind is extracted. Set aside.
  • In a deep cooking pot, pour-in and heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add-in the minced garlic. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes or until limp and aromatic.
  • Add-in the beef shank. Cook and turn every now and then until lightly seared.
  • Pour-in the water and bring to a boil.
  • Add-in the onion wedges, and tomato wedges. Set to low heat then cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beef is tender.
  • In a bowl, dilute annatto powder in 1 cup of broth from the pot. Add into the pot and then add-in the tamarind juice. Stir until well dispersed.
  • Add-in the lemongrass, green jackfruit, kamias, and chili peppers. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve and enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts
Ilonggo Beef Kansi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 691 Calories from Fat 236
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.2g40%
Saturated Fat 7.5g47%
Cholesterol 223mg74%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 1452mg41%
Carbohydrates 34.3g11%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 78.3g157%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 48mg267%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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