Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beef Steak)

Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beef Steak)

Bistek Tagalog is one of my favorite dishes to cook for my family. First is because my family loves beef. Second is because this dish has very little ingredients, most of which are already in our kitchen. And third, is because it is easy to cook yet yields the most flavorful results! Diba? I’m sure you’ll agree.

We love this with lots of white onions and lots of calamansi! and of course with sawsawang freshly squeezed calamansi + patis + crushed siling labuyo.

Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beef Steak)

According to google, Bistek or bistec is a Spanish loan word derived from the English words “beef steak” . Ayan, so Bistek is a Filipino version of beef steak but is more of a beef stew version.

Ganito rin ba kayo magluto ng Bistek, mommies? If you have a different version, share with me the recipe on the comment section so I can try.



Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beef Steak)

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 600g Sirloin, sliced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp calamansi juice (or lemon juice)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 onions, sliced into rings
  • 5 tbsp cooking oil
  • pinch of pepper
  • patis to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, calamansi juice, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Marinate beef sirloin in the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  3. In a non-stick pan, heat oil. Sauté onion slices until it’s a little bit caramelized. Set aside.
  4. In the same pan, fry the sirloin until light brown. Add marinade and water.
  5. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
  6. Add onions and wait until it simmers. Turn off heat.
  7. Serve with steamed rice with a dipping sauce of patis-calaamansi with siling labuyo.

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20 Responses

  1. Wala naman akong masasabi kundi sarap talaga ng lahat ng niluluto mo po,Mommy Peach.Dahil sa blog mo kaya naiinspire din akong ipagluto ang aking asawa’t anak .Panalo ka talaga,Mommy.By the way,una kong natikman ang bistek tagalog nung 16 years old ako,sa Laguna yun..yan kasi ang specialty nila..Sarap nga po niyan talaga..One day itatry ko ring lutuin yan.

  2. Ay ang sarap ,.. Lalo na madaming onions.. Daming makakain na kanin…??

  3. Yay paboritong ulam mula noon hanggang ngayon, palagi akong magluluto nito.

  4. One of my fave ito lalo na yung masabaw. Ang sarap iulam sa kanin! Ito palagi ko inoorder kapag kakain sa labas. Hindi masyado nagluluto si Mama ng ganito kasi matagal daw lumambot yung beef. Yung kasama ko sa Ministry, nilalagyan niya niya ng paminta yung bilog na maliit.

  5. Favorite ko to sa lahat ng luto ng bistek gustong gusto ko ang tagalog bistek very malasa talaga lalo na oag crunchy pa yung white oniom perfect ang luto super sarap talaga

  6. Wow mommy peach grabe qng sasarap talaga ng mga hinahain mo nakakainspire ka po.. thank you po lagi sa recipe’s nyo may napag gagayahan ako more luto pa po. 🙂

  7. New Learnings and Trvia again from You Mommy Peach . Di ko pa na tatry talaga gumawa nito kssi pag dating sa bistek yung tatay ko magaling gumawa nito…as in super lambot niya at simot sarap pati sarsa as in hinahalo ko pa ung kanin sa kaldero para simutin ang sarsa ..gusto ko sa bistek ung sobrang daming sibuyas ? Next Time ill try to make one din..Thanks for sharing mommy Peach

  8. The best ito mamsh?Lalo na pag malambot yung karne siguradong simo’t sarap .Thanks for the recipe ❤️?

  9. Kaya pala Bistek kasi beef steak.. hehehe new learningsn..
    Ang masasabi ko lang mommy lahat ng luto mo nakakatakam try ko din yan pag naka LL (luwag luwag)na heheeh..
    More delicious recipe to come

  10. Super sarap nito mommy. Sana matikman ko din ang mga luto mo one of these days. Nakakatakam always ag nakikita ko ang mga post mo.

  11. Mommy ang ganda po sa mata ng mga niluluto mo napaka appetizing. Sure na masarap po talaga yan. Pagaya po ng recipe mommy ahh. Thankss for sharing your delicious dish mommy. ?

  12. Super sarap neto tsaka gusto ko tlaga mga gantong recipes maraming sibuyas. Hehehehehe. Nkakagutom.

  13. Agree and yes lots of onions amd kalamansi hmm so yum! Nagcrave tuloy ako, easy to prepare and cook yet so tasty tapos pang Instagramable pa ?

  14. Ang sarap po ng pag kakaluto gusto ko ito ma try with chili po siya

  15. Ang galing ganon pala un. Akala ko piniprito din muna ung beef bago isalang hehe. Ganon po kase ako magluto. Btw mommy thanks for sharing this mommy nakakuha nanaman ako ng bagong kaalalaman sa pag gawa ng steak. Save ko po ito

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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