Bistec De Palomilla (Cuban Fried Steak)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Jackie #6

Living in South Florida for several years, this was a favorite of mine when we'd go out to a Cuban restaurant. It's good with black beans & rice & fried plantains.

Top Review by Carol43953

I made this for my husband who is Cuban. He said it was perfect! I did add cumino to this recipe because I remember my late mother-in-law used to add it to hers. Great recipe for an inexpensive cut of meat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound the steaks on both sides, using a mallet, until 1/4-inch thin. Season with garlic, lime juice, salt & pepper. Allow to marinate at least 1 hour, refrigerated.
  2. Remove the steaks from marinade & pat dry. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat until very hot. Brown each steak for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Transfer the steaks to a serving platter & keep warm. Add the marinade & onion to the pan & cook until the onion is slightly wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish the steaks with the onion & parsley & serve immediately.

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