BISTEK (Beef Steak)

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Bistek is a Philippine dish typically made with onions and strips of sirloin beef slowly cooked in soy sauce, and calamansi juice. It is best prepared by marinating the meat first in the mixture of soy sauce or calamansi juice. The meat is then browned in vegetable oil (usually coconut oil) and the marinade added back in when the meat has seared. Onion rings are optionally added near the end as a garnish. A good bistek is one which does not taste too sour or salty. The word “bistek” is derived from the Spanish word Bistec or Beef Steak.

Chunks of browned potatoes, also fried in oil, are sometimes added, but they are optional. Bistek is not always made with sirloin beef steaks (as its original English form beef steak would suggest); pork chops and liver, or even fish fillets, can be used as a substitute.


* about 800 g Beef
* 2 pcs. Lemon for juice
* 1 onion for onion rings
* some Soy sauce
* some Garlic, peeled and crushed
* salt and pepper
* some vegetable oil for frying


* In a glass mixing bowl, mix Lemon juice or kalamansijuice and soy sauce.

* Add beef, garlic and ground pepper. Mix well. Let it in fredge for 30 minutes to 3 hours.

* Heat a heavy skillet. Add oil. Lightly fry onion rings. Remove, set aside and drain on paper towels.

* Reheat/Pan-fry beef slices in batches removing them as they brown.

* Pour marinade into the skillet boil for 1 minute. Arrange beef slices on a plate. place the onion rings on top and pour the sauce over the onions and beef, serve hot with rice:-)


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