Bistek Tagalog (Pinoy Beef steak)

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So, here’s one family favorite (actually πŸ™‚ we have a lot of favorites) the Filipino version of Beef steak. I used round steak cut thinly for this dish. And of course with vegetable side dish as I always do.

bistek tagalog


what you need:

2 small pcs calamansi

1/2 kilo lean beef, sliced thinly

1 cup water

3 tbsp soysauce

oil for frying

1 large onion cut into rings

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt & pepper


serves about 4

45 mins prep time


  • marinate meat with salt & pepper for at least 15 minutes
  • saute the garlic, pan fry the beef until slightly brown.
  • add water, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until meat is tender.
  • stir in soy sauce, then add onions.
  • (optional) you can also add 1 tbsp of brown sugar if you like
  • when meat is already soft and tender, squeeze calamansi before removing from heat.

serve and enjoy!

love,

mitch πŸ™‚

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