Beef Steak Recipe

Bistek Tagalog or Bistec Encebollado on black plate on dark slate table top. Filipino spanish cuisine beef steak with onion.

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This beef steak is a Filipino dish that uses strips of beef cooked in a savory and tangy combination of soy sauce and lemon juice.

Prep: 15 mins
Refrigerate: 1 hr
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 1 hr 35 mins


  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 4 lb New York strip steak, sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped


  1. Whisk the lemon juice, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.

  2. Place the sliced steak in a large bowl; pour the lemon juice mixture over the steak and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cornstarch and lightly mix.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to overnight.

  4. Heat ¼ cup of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Remove the beef slices from the marinade, shaking to remove any excess liquid.

  5. Fry the beef slices in batches in the hot oil for about 2 to 4 minutes per side, until they start to firm, and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center. Remove the beef slices from the skillet and set aside on a serving platter.

  6. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil for 5 to 7 minutes, until the onion is golden brown.

  7. Pour over the beef slices, serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 2g
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  • Calcium: 82mg
  • Calories: 774kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 242mg
  • Fat: 53g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Potassium: 1018mg
  • Protein: 64g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 572mg
  • Vitamin A: 4IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
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