250 grams of ground beef can feed four people. The secret? Add vegetables and quail eggs. Try this 15-minute ground beef and quail eggs for dinner tomorrow!

15-minute Ground Beef and Quail Eggs Dinner

Updated from a recipe originally published in June 11, 2006.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword cheap
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 medium potato
  • 3 cloved garlic
  • 3 plump tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 250 grams ground beef (ground pork is good too)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 pinch dried oregano
  • 1/2 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sweet peas
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • 12 quail eggs hard-boiled and peeled


  • Peel the potato and cut into half-inch cubes.
  • Peel the onion and chop.
  • Peel the garlic and mince.
  • Chop the tomatoes.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan. Spread the beef in the hot oil and allow to brown before stirring and breaking up clumps. Cook until no pinkness is visible.
  • Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped tomatoes and oregano. Sprinkle in half a teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of pepper and all of the sugar. Saute until the vegetable start to soften.
  • Pour in the canned tomatoes.
  • Stir in the potato cubes. Stir. Cover and simmer just until the potatoes are done.
  • Taste. Add more salt and pepper, as needed.
  • Add the quail eggs and peas. Stir. Cover and simmer for another minute.
  • Taste one last time and adjust the seasonings before serving.