Giniling Turo-Turo Style

Giniling Turo-Turo Style

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.

Giniling Turo-Turo Style

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. Ingredients:
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. Then remove it from the heat. Make sure that you do not burn the seed.
  3. In a large pan brown ground beef and drain.
  4. Add garlic and let it sauté for about 3 minutes.
  5. Then add the onions, tomatoes, black pepper, msg, (vetsin) and fish sauce (patis) and let it cook for 2 minutes on medium high heat.
  6. Add the potatoes, carrots, green peas, and soy sauce. Stir and cover.
  7. Let it simmer for 1 minute.
  8. Using a strainer add the colored corn oil from the annatto seeds into the pot and mix well.
  9. Replace cover and let it cook for 5 minutes over medium low heat.
  10. Then add the bell peppers.
  11. Stir well and adjust the taste by adding salt and pepper if needed. Cover and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
  12. Serve with rice topped with Turo-Turo style Giniling. Enjoy!

Giniling Ingredients

Giniling Ingredients

Annatto Seeds

Giniling Over Rice

Giniling Over Rice

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35 Responses to “Giniling Turo-Turo Style”

  1. Alex says:

    This looks good.. Giniling or Tinadtad in carinderas in the Philippines, at least in Lucena City in Quezon Province, uses ground pork.. I used to cook it with ground beef and it was awesome but since my wife is not into beef, we substituted it with pork like what we have in PI before.. My mother-in-law cooks it like menudo but instead of using atswete, she just uses tomato catsup and tomatoes are optional…

  2. armando says:

    I cook this often, reminds me of my highschool days with the tuto-turo across the street…….this dish is cheap, easy to make, very tasty.


    if i don’t have atsuete available, i use paprika.

  4. Kjell says:

    This look good, I`m going to make it today, Thanks for the tip!

  5. beginner says:

    this was so yummy. i even overcooked the potatoes and burnt the meat a little and it was still soo good. only two of us ate but there were no left overs. i will definitely cook this again and again. thank goodness for this great webpage! i cant wait to try the other recipes you have.

  6. Judith says:

    can i substitute beef with pork?thanks!

  7. aileen says:

    i tried your recipe with my own style of cooking (i also add raisin on it ).. The taste was really good! Thanks…

  8. Mell Claro-Isada says:

    i’m a newly wed and trying to cook different recipes for my husband. i’ve tried this. i used paprika instead of atchuete. used 1 can of tomato sauce also and 2 pcs. bay leaves plus raisins. me and my husband loved it! for sure will cook this again and again… THANK YOU FFL! may God bless you more!

  9. Alice says:

    Where I come from they call this “Torta” my Mom’s old recipe includes ground or chopped fresh shrimp and a splash of lemon or calamansi. It is very delicious! She scramble one egg in a bowl then add about a cup of the cooked torta then fry it like an omellet or pancake. It is very good with banana ketchup. My Mom is from Pampanga in the Philippines. My husband loves it too!

  10. Jerome and Leana says:

    Thanks a lot for the recipe!!! SOOOOGGGD Love it, love it, love it!!!!

  11. mommy nelia says:

    wish you could post a tasty but affordable recipe,,,,,,,,, you know how high prices are these days

  12. hannah says:

    This recipe hit the spot. Mine looks just like the one in the picture. I’ve made it in the past but I think my recipe was a little off. I will definitely stick to this recipe and make it in the future. Thank you!!

  13. gigi says:

    Ilove to cook ,,but everytime i finish cooking i don’tknow the name of my for example my chopsuy is having potatoe ..

  14. Diane says:

    Hi, I can’t seem to find how many approximate servings this recipe would yield.

  15. Marie says:

    looks so mouthwatering…… great shot, i love and cook this recipe a too

  16. Jane Amora says:

    this is the BEST giniling I’ve ever made and eaten! in fact, I featured this recipe in my website: I can’t wait to try another of your recipes! thanks! 🙂

  17. marry says:

    thanks for the tips,im going to cook this for lunch.

  18. marry says:

    thanks for the tips,im going to cook this for lunch

  19. lala says:

    i am gonna cook this right now.. minus atswete plus tomatoe sauce yumm!

  20. r fernando says:

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  21. noligutomyan says:

    Robert, this site and recipes are fantastic! I’ve been trying a different recipe every week. I came to California when I was only one year old (43 years ago). My recipes we’re limited to pancit, adobo and my wifes killer babinka! After finding you I’m always gutom! Great job! MASARAP AKING KAPATID!

  22. Thanks Noli… I am glad I can help! 🙂

  23. jen sam says:

    this is soooo great.. this is the giniling recipe i want to cook eversince.. 🙂 thanks for the help 🙂

  24. Cres says:

    Another delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  25. LB says:

    This is great, have tried it and my family loves it. I’m trying it today on ground pork…I hope it works the same! Thank you for sharing this easy recipe.

  26. cyncha says:

    i used annato powder instead of seeds, same taste and no mess.

  27. tibor says:

    It looks good and easy to make.I hope my hostfamily will like it.

  28. Jason says:

    I like this with fried egg!

  29. marky says:

    Hi! What do you mean by “brown” the beef? Does it to fry the beef without oil? Thanks!

  30. Hi Marky,

    What I meant by browning is pre-cooking your ground beef. So, add a little oil then pre-cook your ground beef then follow the rest of the recipe. Good luck on your cooking!


    Robert Colinares

  31. Tonya says:

    Thanks for this great site! I am an americancwho married a man from Olongopo. This helps me earn points with my inlaws! A way to mans heart is through his stomach…:).


  32. Sashi says:

    Super nice! Di pa ako nakakatikim ng turo-turo style. Hehe.

  33. pao g says:

    This is certainly a comfort food, di asawa. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  34. mich aleman says:

    hi! thanks for sharing your recipe. will try to cook this for lunch. 🙂

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