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Beef Salpicao

Beef Salpicao is a beef stir-fry made with cubed beef and flavored with garlic, pepper, butter rock salt and oyster sauce and is very popular in Philippines. It’s quick and easy to make an appetizer or main dish, and is with fantastic flavor. Made with ingredients that are easy to find or may just be readily found in the comfort of your own home. This extraordinarily mouth watering delightful dish will satisfy your hunger cravings no doubt about it.

Salpicao History

Salpicao might seem like a foreign dish, this is because it came or is related to the Spanish dish called ‘Salpicar’ which means ‘to pepper ‘or ‘pepper’. But Salpicao itself is considered a Filipino dish. Salpicao can also mean ‘dotted’ or ‘spotted’ from the idea that the dish loaded with minced or chopped garlic is scattered all around. This Spanish inspired dish is usually composed of grilled beef cubes or tender rib eye steak chunks, loaded with garlic and peppers. Recently Beef Salpicao recipes are seen as a stir-fry beef dish flavored with butter, garlic, Worcestershire, and some red pepper flakes. Very much versatile to suits you own tastes and are eaten as a delicious as a main dish or appetizer. These are commonly served in restaurant over sizzling plates, offered as a ‘pulutan’ or bar snack, or with a side of steaming white rice of freshly cooked garlic fried rice.

A short Note about Wagyu Beef

Wagyu is what one would call a Japanese cattle, this is usually any four breed of Japanese beef cattle. It has a nice fat percentage and has increased this fatty structure due to the decrease in grazing and increase in using feed which results to a fattier, larger cattle. With 4 breeds names the black which makes up 90% of cattle in Japan, Brown or red which is another main breed, Shrorthorn being the less bred and Polled. Wagyu beef is special and sought after because of its copious marbling which creates that luxurious, buttery, melt in your mouth texture that’s unlike any American steak you’d find. Don’t worry about needing to use Wagyu beef, any beautifully cut part of the beef is great to use no matter what with this simple but crazily delicious recipe below.

Why is Beef Salpicao so good?

This beef salpicao recipe needs minimal amount of ingredients, but don’t let this fool you. This dish is overwhelmingly flavorful that you’ll be scooping more rice that you’d though to pair it up with every scoop of buttery garlicky rich beef chunks and that lovely sauce. All you need is some good quality beef or any chunk or slice of beef. A pan with oil being heated and the garlic sautéed in it. This not only makes a nice sift aromatic garlic to add in the mix later but also infuses the oil with a nice garlic flavor, add the butter to give it that rich flavor and the beef in. Sauté and mix well to give the beef a nice sear, while doing this, add in the salt and pepper to season, and oyster sauce, though most salpicao recipes to use Worcestershire sauce, you can also use oyster sauce if this isn’t available, some even use balsamic vinegar to have that similar intense flavor that Worcestershire provides. Cook till all the beef chunks have browned or if you’d like to, have that nice char. Add back the softened butter to mix well for some time to make sure all the flavors blend together. Serve ala carte with an ice cold beverage or with bowls and bowls of steaming white rice.

A perfect extravagant dinner meal with just 7 ingredients and a few minutes to make. This dish is so flavorful and delicious you just have to try it!

Beef Salpicao

Course: Main, AppetizersCuisine: Filipino



A delicious buttery oh so delicious beef dish


  • ¼ kilo wagyu beef (chopped)

  • 5 cloves garlic (smashed)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder

  • 1 teaspoon rock salt

  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce


  • In a pan at medium heat, preheat the canola oil for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Take the garlic out and set aside.
  • In the same pan, cook the wagyu beef and mix in the butter. Season with pepper and salt. Add oyster sauce, sauté for 15 minutes.
  • Place back the cooked garlic and sauté these together for 2 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

A show stopping dish made with just minimal ingredients, Beef Salpicao is that indulgent addicting generously flavored dish that will keep you from wanting more. This tender stir-fried beef cubes, with a buttery sauce with a generous helping of garlic and savory intenseness of the oyster sauce. Perfect on a busy weekday or just to chill with on the weekends. This easy pact full of flavor dish is sure to cure and satisfy any hunger craving you have. Pair this up with an iced cold soft drink, alcoholic beverage, or mountains of rice, add some more flavor by adding some more garlic or even adding some chili flakes for some heat. Give this flavorful dish a try and we’re sure you’ll thank us for this.

Beef Salpicao recipe (tagalog)


  • ¼ kilo wagyu beef (hinatihati)
  • 5 butil ng bawang (binudbod)
  • 1 kutsarang mantikilya
  • 1 kutsaritang paminta
  • 1 kutsaritang asin
  • 1 kutsaritang oyster sauce
  • 1 kutsaritang canola oil

Paano lutuin

  1. Sa kawali na may katamtamang init, initin ang canola oil ng 5 minuto. Isama ang bawang at lutuin ng 5 minuto. Tanggalin ang bawang at itabi.
  2. Sa parehong kawali, lutuin ang wagyu beef at haluan ito ng mantikilya. Asinan at wisikan ng paminta. Idagdag ang oyster sauce and lutuin ng 15 minuto.
  3. Ibalik ang linutong bawang at lutuin itong lahat ng 2 minuto.
  4. Ihanda ang mag-enjoy! 
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