Beef Steak or Bistek Tagalog
Beef Steak or Bistek Tagalog is marinated beef topped with lemon juice and sauteed onion rings. This is the Filipino version of a standard beef steak. It is one of the oldest Filipino dishes. It is likewise one of the most favorite family meals. There are different ways of cooking this dish, and this is the way my family cooks ours. It’s an easy, effective, and affordable method. The sauce is tasty, and it is a delightful combination with plain or fried rice. When you prepare this, be sure your kitchen is well-stocked with rice as you will eat lots of it.This dish is ideal for picnics as well, as it will keep for a few days due to the salt content. Of course, you can adjust the amount soy sauce and salt used. You also may want to consider trimming some fat away from the beef. This will lower cholesterol and make the dish healthier.
- 1/2 kg beef steak, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup soy sauce for marinating
- 1 calamansi or 3 – 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large onion, cut into ring shapes
- 1/2 cup water
- cooking oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Servings: 4
- Time: 45 minutes
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Marinate beef in soy sauce, calamansi extract and pepper at least 1 hour. Overnight preferred.
- Heat cooking oil in a pan, put in the onion rings; stir and fry gently for few minutes; set aside.
- Heat cooking oil in the same pan and place in marinated beef. Fry until brown and set aside.
- In the same pan, saute garlic until light brown. Do not burn the garlic.
- Pour in marinating juice and water. Place in the fried beef. Bring to boil.. Simmer over low heat until beef becomes tender. Allow the sauce to thicken slightly. Add more water if necessary.
- After simmering , top with stir fried onion rings. Salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat.
- Serve with steamed rice.
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