Beef Salpicao (stir-fried Garlic Beef)

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 10 mins

This is a Filipino recipe and whenever I bring this for lunch at work, my officemates can't help but "sample" it. The beef is tender and juicy with a buttery-garlic flavor. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl.
  2. Marinate beef chunks in garlic-oil mixture for a couple of hours or more in the fridge.
  3. Saute marinated beef (including marinade) in VERY hot oil.
  4. Keep stirring until beef chunks are browned evenly.
  5. DO NOT lower heat.
  6. Add oyster sauce and liquid seasoning.
  7. Cook a few seconds more; add butter last.
  8. Remove from heat and serve immediately over hot steamed rice.
  9. *Note:Cooking time should be about 10 minutes or less to keep beef tender.
Most Helpful

February 10, 2012
Made this again this evening for dinner, this time I added rice to the beef mixture, it was yummy. My family really enjoys this recipe. thanks.
Nov. 4, 2008
Had this dish for supper last night, all my kids loved it, even my picky eaters.
I like the idea of adding the butter last, awesome.
This is absolutley delicious. Wouldn't change a thing.

Michele February 11, 2012

Correction to Chef didnac''s "CORRECTION": Technically, you are right about the origins of both salpicao, and adobo. However, it does not make the way this dish is cooked any less Filipino. Just because the Spaniards, as well as many other countries colonized the country, thereby influencing just about everything within Filipino culture, does not mean that it is not Filipino.

mmmitsyami November 12, 2010

CORRECTION: salpicao is not a filipino recipe. its origin is mainly from portugese. like adobo it is not a filipino recipe it's from spain. but your recipe is good , just lessen some of the ingredients quantity , like the seasoning, it is too much for a 1 pound beef , and also the salt. do not season too much or over anything.

Chef didnac January 10, 2009