Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak)

Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak) is a Filipino version of Beefsteak.  The meat is thinly sliced and it’s cooked with soy sauce, lemon juice and garnished with some onion rings.  A very simple recipe but full of many flavors, this recipe doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and the procedure is not complicated.  Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak) is common in the Philippines, a lot of people love eating this dish with rice.  However, you can also pair this with some mash potatoes, and other veggies that you prefer.

Cooking bistek Tagalog (Filipino beefsteak) is easier than what you thought it would be.  Just follow the steps I have indicated in the recipe, and your bistek Filipino will come out as delicious as you imagine.  Marinating the meat for overnight or even few hours really helps soak the flavor.  If you are not planning on eating this at lunchtime, then you should marinate it for about 3 hours. 

I remembered making this for my husband awhile back and he loves it.  If you don’t have enough time to marinate the meat, marinating it for an hour is fine as well. This dish is ready in less than 30 minutes, serve it with some warm brown or white rice and your stomach is happy.  Using the red onions add more look to this dish.  Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak) is great to prepare for a lot of gathering, and even take for lunch.

I’d like to thank One Love One Kitchen for being a guest poster here on my blog.  Photo and Ingredients information is credited back to One Love One Kitchen.

Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak)
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  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineFilipino
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 - 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 - 30 minutes
Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak)
Print Recipe
Here is another recipe for you. Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak). Check out this recipe.
  • CourseMain Dish
  • CuisineFilipino
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 - 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 - 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 lb beef sirloin thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 piece lemon (3 pieces calamansi)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large onion sliced into rings
  • 3 tbs cooking oil
  • salt to taste
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Marinate beef in soy sauce, lemon (or calamansi), and ground black pepper for at least 1 hour
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a pan then stir fry the onion rings until the texture becomes soft. Set aside
  3. In the same pan where the onions were fried, fry the marinated beef (without the marinade) until color turns brown. Set aside
  4. Put-in the garlic then saute for a few minutes.
  5. Pour the marinade and bring to a boil.
  6. Put in the fried beef and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is tender.
  7. Add water as needed.
  8. Add the stir-fried onions and some salt to taste.
  9. Serve hot.
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34 thoughts on “Bistek Tagalog (Filipino Beefsteak)

  1. This looks delicious! I love purple onions, I bet they add so much good flavor. Going to save this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I don’t eat read meat anymore but this looks delicious! I wish I would’ve found this recipe BEFORE I gave up read meat 😩

  3. This is yummy! One of my favorite dish! I used calamansi though. I’ve been cooking this for a while now. Nice to know you’re sharing Filipino recipes. 🇵🇭

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