El Pollo Inka’s Peruvian Lomo Saltado (Copycat) Recipe

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Arlene Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Copycat El Pollo Inka’s Peruvian Lomo Saltado

Learn to make a traditional Peruvian dish with this lomo saltado recipe. Strips of steak are cooked with fries, onions, tomatoes, and a special spicy sauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbsirloin steak,cut in thin slices
  • salt and pepper,for the meat
  • 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 1smallred onion,cut in thick slices
  • 3plum tomatoes,cut in thick slices
  • 2tbspsoy sauce
  • 3tbspred wine vinegar
  • cupbeef stock
  • 2tspcumin
  • salt and pepper
  • ½cupfresh cilantro,coarsely chopped
  • 2green onions,sliced tip to tail, minus the root
  • 2cupsfrench fries,freshly fried

For Aji Sauce:

  • ½headiceberg lettuce,washed, torn and dried
  • 1jalapeno,stem cut off
  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • ¼lemon,juiced
  • ½bunchcilantro leaves
  • ¼tspsalt

Instructions

  1. To make french fries, peel and cut russet potatoes.

  2. Soak them in water for as long as possible.

  3. Drain, dry and fry.

  4. Season the beef with salt and pepper.

  5. Add soy sauce, vinegar, beef stock and cumin in a bowl together.

  6. Put a pan over very high heat.

  7. Add oil and on very high heat cook half the meat, brown on one side, flip over and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  8. Remove meat and repeat with second half.

  9. Stir in the onion and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.

  10. Add the tomatoes and cook for just a minute. The tomatoes should hold their shape.

  11. Stir in soy sauce mixture.

  12. Add salt and pepper to taste

  13. Turn off the heat, toss with french fries

  14. Add chopped cilantro, green onion and serve with brown rice and aji sauce

Aji Sauce:

  1. Add the iceberg lettuce, jalapeno, mayonnaise, lemon juice, ½ head of cilantro and ¼ teaspoon salt to the food processor and combine until completely smooth.

  2. Let sit for a few hours in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 389.35kcal
  • Fat: 33.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.14g
  • Fiber: 1.95g
  • Sugar: 2.60g
  • Protein: 17.06g
  • Cholesterol: 66.47mg
  • Sodium: 536.90mg
  • Calcium: 56.13mg
  • Potassium: 514.65mg
  • Iron: 2.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 44.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.67mg
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