As the rainy season goes into full swing, it’s always ideal to have a hearty bowl of soup in your arsenal. Luckily, Filipino cuisine isn’t short on choices. Moms in search of filling and comforting meals only need to look as far as the next sopas recipe. You probably even have a go-to, which you whip up as soon as the skies dim.
Traditional sopas contains shredded chicken and a handful of tasty veggies like carrots, potatoes, or green peas. Don't have chicken or any other protein in your freezer? No worries. Sopas is a flexible dish. Turn to flavorful bouillon cubes to still give your soup a rich, beefy flavor. Add celery, cabbage, and any other veg from your pantry. You can also include corn kernels, sliced mushrooms, or quail eggs for the kids.
This beef sopas recipe is essential when rushing to get a meal on the table. Give it a try, and don't be surprised if it tops your list of rainy-day musts.
Ingredients for Beefy Sopas Recipe
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1 pc onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 pcs Knorr Beef Cube
- ½ pc carrot, diced
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- ¼ pc cabbage, shredded
- 300 g macaroni noodles, cooked
- pepper, to taste
How to Cook Beefy Sopas
Heat oil in a pot over medium flame. Sauté onions until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
Add evaporated milk, water, Knorr Beef Cubes, carrots, celery, and cabbage. Mix, then simmer until veggies are cooked through.
Add cooked macaroni and stir. Season with pepper. Serve hot.
Tip: Create meatier sopas with corned beef as the primary protein source. It makes the dish heartier without much additional cost.
You can customize sopas to your liking. If you're out of chicken, you can try seafood, pork, or ground beef. There is also no one way of enjoying it either. You can have it on its own or enjoy it with a cup of rice for a full meal. If you want a no-fuss pairing, consider an egg sandwich or classic lumpiang Shanghai. The next time you need to plan a comforting meal, put this beefy sopas recipe at the top of your list.