Back home this dish Giniling Turo-Turo Style is fairly popular especially at street side eateries, commonly called Turo-Turo Restaurants. I have my own simple version of Giniling Guisado which is actually my Mom’s old recipe that she cooked for us when I was a kid.
I have to admit she does not cook it often, but when she did it was a hit every time. This version of giniling is kind of colorful as well as a little bit fancy for the reason being I used more ingredients in this one than the other one I posted a while back. Like I said this is the Turo-Turo version so it will probably remind you of those mouth-watering days you had in the Philippines. So let’s do it.
- 1 Lb. Ground beef (lean)
- 1 Cup of diced potatoes
- ½ Cup diced carrots
- ½ Cup Frozen green peas
- ½ Red bell pepper diced
- ½ Yellow bell pepper diced
- 1 Small onion diced
- 1 Small tomato diced
- 4 Cloves of garlic peeled and smashed
- ½ Tsp. Ground black pepper
- ½ Tsp. MSG (vetsin), optional
- 2 Tbs. Annatto seeds (atsuwete)
- 2 Tbs. Soy sauce
- 1 Tbs. Fish sauce (Rufina brand) Patis
- Corn oil
- Prepare the Annatto seeds in a small pot by heating 2 Tbs. of corn oil and then adding 2 Tbs. of Annatto seeds until the oil turns dark red.
- Then remove it from the heat. Make sure that you do not burn the seed.
- In a large pan brown ground beef and drain.
- Add garlic and let it sauté for about 3 minutes.
- Then add the onions, tomatoes, black pepper, msg, (vetsin) and fish sauce (patis) and let it cook for 2 minutes on medium high heat.
- Add the potatoes, carrots, green peas, and soy sauce. Stir and cover.
- Let it simmer for 1 minute.
- Using a strainer add the colored corn oil from the annatto seeds into the pot and mix well.
- Replace cover and let it cook for 5 minutes over medium low heat.
- Then add the bell peppers.
- Stir well and adjust the taste by adding salt and pepper if needed. Cover and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
- Serve with rice topped with Turo-Turo style Giniling. Enjoy!