Bistec De Palomilla

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by lecole54

Nice use for a cheap cut of meat -- cube steak. How can you miss when it's marinated in garlic and lime juice?!

Top Review by Wannadanc

What an interesting taste combo! The lime comes up as a sensory surprise, even though you know you put it in there! I had no parsley, but I did have cilantro on hand. That was a good choice! Because I am particularly fond of plain old cube steak quick pan fried, I admit to comparing old to new - thus only 4 stars. But I will try it again. I didn't put it on anything. I will add a slice of tomato for color somewhere along the line - cooked w/ the onions or just layered on top of finished product.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Put steaks, juice from 2 limes and garlic in a 1-gallon zip-top bag or in a shallow glass pan or plate. Marinate for at least an hour.
  2. When ready to cook, put oil and butter in a heavy frying pan over medium heat. When butter stops foaming, add onions and sauté until soft and just starting to turn color, about 5 minutes. Remove onions to a bowl, cover with foil and set aside.
  3. Turn heat under pan to medium-high. Add steaks, being sure not to crowd the pan and adding a little more olive oil if needed. Cook about 2 minutes per side, flipping when juices come to surface. Remove to a platter or individual plates.
  4. Add any leftover pan juices to onions, along with juice from remaining lime, and parsley. Top steaks with onions.
  5. Serve with white rice.

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