Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins

Traditional Filipino method of stir frying steak.

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.
Most Helpful

3 5

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!

5 5

I made this tonight for the a challenge on ZWT 2008. We felt it was totally awesome!!! I didn't add the sugar as my family has a huge history for diabetes, and I did add some garlic but followed the rest as directed!!! So yummy!!! I did grill the meat and used the side burner to cook the onions and then cook the sauce. Thanks for a great recipe that both of my kids also enjoyed!! Made for ZWT 2008, thanks for a great recipe Vicki!!!

3 5

i am Filipino and traditionally u do not add sugar..the onions will caramelize and sweeten the sauce helps to neutralize the sauce also fresh garlic was left out..