How to cook beef papaitan

Beef Papaitan or Papaitang Baka Recipe

Papaitan or pinapaitan is an Ilocano soup made with goat or beef tripe, offal and bile. Most common internal organs used are: intestine, tripe, pancreas, kidney, liver, and heart. The original papaitan is made with goat (kambing). Beef is one of the best substitutes with the similar cooking instructions and taste.

How to cook beef papaitan
How to cook beef papaitan

Contrary to saying, cooking papaitan is not quite difficult. But it requires an extra amount of time  in preparing the main ingredients. Make sure you buy the meat and its innards fresh from the wet market. Cleaning them is tedious. Wash them repeatedly to remove the blood, then scrub with "tawas" to get rid of the foul odor; scrub them piece by piece. Again, wash repeatedly before boiling. 

How to cook beef papaitan
How to cook beef papaitan

This family recipe is influenced by our father-in-law from Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija. We made sure to make a step-by-step process through the video we made available on our partner YouTube channel.

Beef Papaitan or Papaitang Baka Recipe


Beef innards
beef bile
siling labuyo
green sili (siling haba)
How to cook beef papaitan

  1. Boil meat innards for 20 minutes.
  2. After boiling, cut into small cubes.
  3. Saute garlic, onions, ginger, then add the cubed innards.
  4. Add siling labuyo and continue stirring. Season with salt.
  5. Make a tamarind broth and the base to your saute pan.
  6. Bring to a boil. Then add a teaspoon of papait (bile). Depending on your taste. Make sure not to overdo papait, this has a very strong taste that can make or break your recipe.
  7. Add the siling haba. Simmer for 5 minutes. 
  8. Cooking Tip: We usually add 2 teaspoon of white vinegar to prolong shelf life.
How to cook beef papaitan
How to cook beef papaitan

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