Modified by the Filipinos from Central to South American influences, this fragrant soup is made with ground beef, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, and lots of garlic. Serve as a stew or generously over rice.

Abalos-Style Hamburger Soup (Picadillo Filipino) Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onions are tender. Stir in the tomato; cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Crumble the ground beef into the pan and cook until brown, about 5 minutes. Add the water, potato, beef bouillon, fish sauce, salt, and pepper; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.