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    Chamorro Bistek

    Chamorro Bistek. Photo by ChamoritaMomma

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    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    ChamoritaMomma's Note:

    This is another traditional island favorite. I'm not sure where it originated from but there are various recipes to this. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

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    1. 1
      The best way to handle slice the beef is partially frozen. Slice thinly, about 1/4-inch thick and 2-3-inches long.
    2. 2
      Combine the rest of ingredients except for the oil, water, cornstarch. Marinate for about 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Heat oil in skillet and remove the garlic and onions from the marinade. Carefully sauté in hot oil for about 5 minutes. Drain the beef from marinade and add to the skillet. Stir-fry on medium-high heat, stirring often until cooked and browned. This should roughly take about 8 minutes, depending on your stove and thickness of meat.
    4. 4
      Add the water and cornstarch to marinade and bring to a boil, stirring often. Mixture should start to thicken up but not too much. Slightly less than thick gravy consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Lower temperature down and simmer for about 15 minutes more, careful not to burn. Serve over hot rice.

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    • on June 28, 2009


      UPDATE: Made it again for 4 people, and it was perfect. I love Chamorro food, and this is it. Used 1/2 tsp garlic powder instead of cloves, but that is personal choice. I tried this as a single service dish, cutting the ingredients by a fourth. The sauce was way too thick, so I ended up adding a 1/4 cup of water. i also added about a half a teaspoon of crushed red peppers, for heat, and it burned.... in a good way. I will make this again, but not for one. It really needs to be the full amounts.

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    • on May 20, 2007


      This is great! Of course most chamorro recipes are great!I do something with the marinate that has a Japanese influence since this was taught to me in Japan. I take the marinate, heat, add some mirin, then soak rice noodles or any noodle in it for about half hour to hour. Place in boiling water until done. Serve with the steak. Yummm!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chamorro Bistek

    Serving Size: 1 (309 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 675.6
    Calories from Fat 411
    Total Fat 45.7 g
    Saturated Fat 16.0 g
    Cholesterol 166.6 mg
    Sodium 1709.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 50.2 g

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