Bistek (filipino-style Pan-fried Beef Steak)

  • Bistek (filipino-style Pan-fried Beef Steak)
  • Bistek (filipino-style Pan-fried Beef Steak)
  • Bistek (filipino-style Pan-fried Beef Steak)
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Rated 4.64 out of 5 based on 7 votes

Ingredients

  • 800 g rump steak, thinly slice the meat (1/2cm thick), then cut into 5-7cm wide pieces.
  • 4 x cloves garlic, peeled, crushed
  • 1 x large red onions, cut into rings
  • 1/3 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbls fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tspn sugar
  • 5 Tbls rice bran oil or olive oil

Method

1. Combine dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.

2. Place beef in a non-metallic bowl. Add the soy sauce marinade and mix to combine. Cover with plastic wrap. Marinate for 15- 30 minutes.

3. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick fry pan. Cook beef with the marinade on high heat for 8-10 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add the sugar and 1/3 cup of water, stirring occasionally until the sauce is reduced. Add remaining oil. Turn heat on low. Simmer and stir occasionally, until desired thickness is reached and the meat is tender. Add onion and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Onions should be just cooked and a bit crunchy.

4. Garnish with chopped chives. Serve with cooked rice.

Note: If you find the sauce too salty, add a bit of water and 1 teaspoon of sugar.

This is another recipe passed down to me.Traditionally, we use cumquat juice for this recipe.

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  • Sarah this recipe looks delicious and must be yummy to.I will cooked that and I will tell you how was it.Thank you very much for your recipe.

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    by ANNA LINHART on 13/03/2013, 11:08
    ANNA LINHART
    • :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 13/03/2013, 14:08
      Sarah Lewis
      • Hi Sarah.I cooked your recipe yesterday for dinner.Was really very yummy,only I don’t use all the marinade.I put in bit of beef stock,2 tsp of brown sugar,1/4 tsp of ginger from jar and make it thicker with cornflour mixed with water.But was very nice anyway.Thank you again to you for beautiful recipe.

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        by ANNA LINHART on 14/03/2013, 12:04
        ANNA LINHART
        • You’re welcome, Anna! Sounds interesting and delicious. I have to try it with ginger next time I cook it. Thank you very much for your feedback. :)

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          by Sarah Lewis on 15/03/2013, 09:22
          Sarah Lewis
          • You’re welcome Sarah

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            by ANNA LINHART on 15/03/2013, 13:12
            ANNA LINHART
  • Hi Zana, just thinly slice the meat about 1/2cm and then cut into 5-7cm wide pieces.

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    by Sarah Lewis on 13/03/2013, 14:03
    Sarah Lewis
  • Yum! Is this the sort of dish you could have with rice?

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    by Nell Hungerford on 27/03/2013, 14:26
    Nell Hungerford
    • Traditionally, this dish is eaten with steamed rice in the Philippines.Thanks, Nell. :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 27/03/2013, 14:54
      Sarah Lewis
  • This is my favorite steak marinade now!

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    by Nathan Segaloff on 20/05/2013, 20:14
    Nathan Segaloff
  • wow!! more tasty food!!!

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    by Linda Bullard on 20/05/2013, 21:41
    Linda Bullard
  • Very tasty and authentic Filipino style.

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    by Carm Ouano on 30/11/2013, 04:29
    Carm Ouano
    • Thank you, Carm. I’m so glad you liked it! :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 29/03/2014, 17:21
      Sarah Lewis
  • Mmm mmm good!

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    by Chris Mensaghi on 30/03/2014, 09:17
    Chris Mensaghi
    • Thanks, Chris! :)

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      by Sarah Lewis on 31/03/2014, 10:13
      Sarah Lewis