Friday, September 28, 2012

Beef Steak (Filipino Style)

This beef steak is different from what you can order at TGIF. But they are both delicious. Occasionally (my birthday, his birthday or we just feel it), we go to TGIF and fill our tummies with big servings of steak. I like mine well done and my husband like the medium rare. But it is so overwhelming that it took me hours to recover from being jam-packed.  It’s pretty hard to digest without “Gaviscon”.  And that makes Filipino steak different. Filipino version of beef steak is sliced thinner. I also use tenderizer to loosen the fibers of the meat making it easier to cook, to chew and to digest. 

Preparation time: 30-45 minutes (includes marinating)
Cooking time: 20 minutes

½ kg beef (sliced)
1 tbsp calamansi or lemon juice
3 gloves of garlic
3 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 medium size onions (sliced in rings)
3 tbsp cooking oil

Cooking instruction:
  1. Marinate the sliced beef in calamansi or lemon juice, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper for 30 minutes.
  2. After the first procedure, heat the frying pan and add the cooking oil.
  3. Fry the marinated beef in slow heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until meat is tender.
  4. Increase the heat for two minutes to brown the steaks.
  5. Add in the sliced onions and the sauce.
  6. Continue to cook for two minutes.
  7. Serve with plain rice.
Tip: Use a tenderizer after slicing beef.

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A wife to Z, a mom to baby A, a wannabe chef and an absolute food lover. If you like my thoughts and my food, follow me


  1. Wow sis, I always wonder how to make bistik so thank you for this recipe.

  2. One of my favorite Filipino Dishes!!!


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