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I really wanted to love this recipe, but it wasn't as good as I'd expected it to be. The marinade is actually quite tasty - I think an overnight soak in the marinade would be more helpful. I marinated my steaks for 1 hour and stillthought they could have stood more time. The directions are a little vague - I was unclear what cut of meat to use and finally decided upon sirloin steaks cut about 1/2" thick. I didn't care for the pan frying method - I would recommend grilling the meat rather than the panfrying. I thought the amount of oil was way too much - I didn't need to add the extra 2 Tbsp. of oil when cooking the onions. I might make this again, but only with lots of alterations.

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HeatherFeather January 17, 2002

My husband is Filipino and he will add a little bit of sugar to the marinade, which alters the taste dramatically.

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Mermaid July 18, 2003

My Filipino mother would always make this for me, and I couldn't quite figure out what I was missing when I made it -- thanks to your recipe I realized it was the lemon juice! I appreciate it and so did my family. Delicious.

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Monica McMillan June 05, 2008

We loved this meal - we ended up marinating the steaks for 8 hours since the playoff games last Sunday were so good.. the steak's were yummy and I served it with white rice. I made 3 steaks, hoping for beef tip salad the next day for lunch but BF ate 2!!!

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celly January 25, 2007

I marinated the the meat for 2 hours in the fridge, only sprayed the pan lightly with Olive oil, left the steak on the pan when half cooked and added the onions. It was tasty but lacked a little something - I think the review that mentioned adding a bit of sugar would have done the trick. I used a New York cut. Thank you Marites ladin I enjoyed my dinner. I hope you like the pictures

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Bergy February 25, 2005

Marites Ladio commented that she likes to make her own recipe. This is actually an old filipino recipe that have been used for many years. This recipe isnt as original as she says. The REAL name of this recipe is BISTIK aka BeefSteak by americans.

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#39568 May 02, 2002
Beef Steak