Raisin Ground Beef

Of the many special dishes my mom would prepare whenever we had house guests, the raisin ground beef was my favorite.  Although it’s a simple recipe, she made it look so appetizing and visually appealing, especially when served on the vintage green leaf serving plates (she called them “plateras”) which were reserved only for special occasions.  What’s great about this recipe is that it can also be used as filling for lumpia or consumed with hot pan de sal.  The left-overs can also be mixed in with your favorite vegetables like shredded cabbage, spinach or kale for an entirely new dish!


1 lb ground beef

1 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

1/2 cup chopped onions

2 boxes (1 1/2 oz) raisins

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 eggs, scrambled and sliced into thin strips

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste


In a large wok, heat the oil

Add the garlic and saute until golden brown

Add onions and cook for 1 minute

Add in the ground beef and cook until browned

Add in the raisins

Add soy sauce

Add salt & pepper to taste

Reduce heat and continue cooking for about 15 minutes

Remove from heat and place the beef on a serving platter

Garnish with strips of the scrambled egg

(Makes 4-6 servings)


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