Filipino Bistek

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Vicki in CT

Traditional Filipino method of stir frying steak.

Top Review by MrsMM

Very good flavor and very easy. We used a not-ideal cut of beef, I think. The flavor was great though, and we'll definitely make it again. One addition- I added Sambal Oelek in the marinade. It was a great compliment. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs sirloin (we also sometimes leave whole and grill) or 1 12 lbs porterhouse steaks, cut into 2-inch pieces (we also sometimes leave whole and grill)
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 12 cup water


  1. Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, salt and sugar. Pour mixture over beef and marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Saute onions in oil until transparent. Transfer to platter.
  3. Drain beef. Fry in same skillet used to cook onions.
  4. Pour off excess oil, add marinade and 1/2 cup water. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, scraping off browned bits in skillet. Pour this over meat and onions. Serve with rice.

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