Bistek (Filipino Beef Steak)

  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 1:30 h


  • 2 pounds lean beef, cut 1/2" thick
  • 3 medium onions, cut into rings and separated
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or any cooking oil


Step 1

Mix the lemon juice and soy sauce. Steep the beef in the mixture and let it marinate for 30 minutes inside the refrigerator.

Step 2

When the beef is ready, wring out the excess liquid and set aside.

Step 3

Heat up the oil in the pan and fry the onions for 2 minutes, it should be half-cooked and not translucent. Remove the onions, and set aside, leaving the oil in the pan.

Step 4

Pan-fry the beef in batches, cooking it for about 2-3 minutes per side. Once they are all done, add in the marinade, water and ground pepper. Let it simmer for 3 minutes.

Step 5

To serve, place the onions on top of the beef like garnish.



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  1. posted by ybzyfhtp on December 9, 2015

    Bistek (Filipino Beef Steak) | Pinoy Town Hall


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