Filipino Cube Steak (Bistek Tagalog)

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Air Force Mama

Bistek Tagalog is the Filipino version of the Beefsteak. It is comprised of thinly sliced beef cooked in soy sauce and lemon juice and garnished with onions. Other versions add carrots and fresh green beans. It calls for cube steak. Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet, add water, steak, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, pepper, and MSG.
  2. Bring to a boil and mix well.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 - 45 minutes until the liquid reduces my half.
  4. Add the vegetables if using and cook until tender.
  5. Add the cornstarch and water mixture and cook until the liquid thickens to the consistency of a thin gravy.
  6. Serve with fresh jasmine rice.

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