It’s the hubby’s first day at his new job today and I decided to surprise him with a meal when he got home :)
We hoarded a lot of steak meat the last time we did the grocery so I decided to put those pieces of meat to good use. (I know, I know, we’re supposed to abstain from meat during Fridays, but Artie’s giving up chocolates for Lent. A much harder sacrifice, hehe)
Say hello to Bistek Tagalog!
Bistek (or Beef Steak) Tagalog is a simple Filipino dish with thinly sliced beef in soy sauce.
Very easy to make and very big plus since Artie loves this dish!
- 1/2 kilo of beef (round, sirloin or tenderloin), sliced 1/4-inch thick
- 4 tbsp. of calamansi juice or lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of dark soy sauce
- freshly-ground pepper
- 2 large onions
- 2 tbsp. of cooking oil
1. Mix the soy sauce, calamansi juice and ground pepper in a bowl. (You can add minced garlic too, if you like the garlic taste. I skipped the garlic)
2. Add the strips of beef and let it marinate for 30 minutes.
3. Heat the pan and add the oil.
4. Lightly fry the onions and drain on paper towels after.
5. Pan-fry the beef slices in batches, removing them as they brown.
6. When all the beef has been cooked, pour the marinade into the pan and let simmer for 1 minute.
7. Arrange beef slices on a plate. Place the onion rings on top.
8. Pour the sauce over the onions and beef.
The whole preparing and cooking process (sans the thawing of meat) only took around 30-40 minutes so if you’re looking for an easy to cook meal, Bistek Tagalog is a good choice :)