Pata Kansi (Beef morrow and feet soup)

Kansi can be stated in English as a stew. It’s the leisure of beef or pork with a touch of the fruity sour flavor of tamarind served in plentiful hot soup. Pata is more like that of the well-known beef stew or the famous Filipino “kansi” and “pork sinigang”. But for a more extraordinary flavor to warm and fill one’s tummy, this recipe uses Beef leg or Beef Pata instead of the usual meat.

This is my version of the “Pata Kansi” I added some beef pata(leg) to the usual shank.


  • 2 lbs Beef Shank with bone marrow
  • 2 lbs Beef Pata (Knee) or Maskara (face)
  • Kamias or Batuan (This is the traditional souring agent for classic Ilonggo cuisine, but it is hard to find so I used Kamias)
  • Green Jackfruit (Langka)
  • Tanglad (lemongrass)
  • 1 small head of Garlic minced
  • Tomato
  • Sea Salt and Pepper
  • Chili Peppers
  • 1 tbsp of Atsuete (Annato seeds)


– In a pressure cooker, brown half of the minced garlic and set aside for garnish later
– Add the rest of the garlic until slightly brown and saute with the tomatoes.
– Add the beef shank and beef pata.
– Add water to cover the meat, close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for maybe 30 minutes
– After 30 minutes open your pressure cooker and check the beef shank if it’s tender as it will cook first before the pata. If it’s tender take it out and put it aside.
– Take out the scum that’s floating on the top
– Add the lemongrass and Kamias
– Prepare the Annato seeds by adding some of the hot broth to the seeds let it sit for a while till the colors come out.
– Close the pressure cooker again and continue cooking until the pata is fall off the bone tender maybe another 30-40 minutes
– Add the Langka and continue cooking till it’s fork-tender
– Add the extract from the Annato seeds
– Bring back the shank and season with salt and pepper to taste
– Garnish with the crunchy garlic you had set aside

Serve hot.