Pabellon Criollo (Steak)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is from Venezuala. This is from This is posted for ZWT4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until onons are soft and transparent.
  3. Add the tomatoes, cumin, and salt.
  4. Mix well, reduce heat to low and cook uncovered for about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir often until the tomato juices evaporate and the sauce becomes thick.
  6. 15 minutes before the end of cooking time, preheat the grill to hot.
  7. Place the steak on the grill pan and cook under the grill for 5 minutes on each side.
  8. Remove from the grill and cut into pieces about 1/2 inch long and 1/4 inch wide.
  9. Add the strips of beef to the sauce, mixing well.
  10. Traditionally served with plantains, black beans, and rice.
Most Helpful

I am rating this based on the "sauce" since I used it to smother grilled sirloins, without slicing them into strips. Tasted wonderful and would be great over a chicken breast also, or even salmon! And so easy! Thanks for this keeper. Made for ZWT 7.

Outta Here May 30, 2011

This was good!! I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned. I added 1/8 cup water to get it going but really didn't need to. The tomatoes alone had enough juices in them. I don't have a BBQer so I broiled it in my oven. I have leftovers so I think I will make them for lunch today. Thank for sharing your recipe LL. Made for ZWT 4 and the Cafe ZMAKK Gypsies.

AuntWoofieWoof July 11, 2008