Ampalaya con Carne

  • 2 large size ampalaya (bitter melon) sliced cross-wise
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon slices of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon crushed ginger
  • 1/2 cup tausi (salted black beans)
  • 2 lb beef, cut into strips
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Marinade beef strips in a mixture of corn starch, soy sauce, sesame oil and 1 tablespoon crushed ginger for 30 mins.
  2. Heat oil in pan. Brown beef and remove when reasonably brown. Set aside.
  3. Using the same oil, saute garlic and slices of ginger until onion becomes transparent. 
  4. Add black beans and beef. 
  5. Add slices of ampalaya and a little bit of water mixed with a teaspoon of cornstarch and soy sauce.
Simmer for about 3-5 mins. Remove from heat and serve over steam rice.

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