BISTEK : Filipino Beef Steak

Bistek is the Filipino version of Steak. It actually came from the word beefsteak and it is typically made with onions and strips of sirloin beef slowly cooked in soy sauce  and calamansi juice. It can also be made on pork chops, chicken and fish.


500g Sirloin, sliced
½ cup soy sauce
3 tbsp calamansi juice (or lemon juice)
3 onions, sliced into rings
1 tsp sugar
4 tbsp cooking oil
pinch of salt and pepper

  • Marinate slices of  beef in soy sauce, calamansi juice, sugar, salt and pepper for 30 minutes.
  • Lightly fry onion rings in oil until it becomes transluscent and set aside.
  • Fry beef in the leftover oil in pan until golden brown
  • Pour in the marinade and simmer for a few minutes.
  • When beef  becomes tender add the onions.
  • Simmer for 20 seconds.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.

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