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Bistek Tagalog Panlasang Pinoy
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Bistek Tagalog (beefsteak) Recipe

Beef slices cooked in soy sauce with lemon and onions. This is bistek tagalog. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef steak, beefsteak, bistek
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 1/2 lbs beef sirloin thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 pieces calamansi or 1-piece lemon
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 pieces yellow onion sliced into rings
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Marinate beef in soy sauce, lemon (or calamansi), and ground black pepper for at least 1 hour. Note: marinate overnight for best result
  • Heat the cooking oil in a pan then pan-fry half of the onions until the texture becomes soft. Set aside
  • Drain the marinade from the beef. Set it aside. Pan-fry the beef on the same pan where the onions were fried for 1 minute per side. Remove from the pan. Set aside
  • Add more oil if needed. Saute garlic and remaining raw onions until onion softens.
  • Pour the remaining marinade and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Add beef. Cover the pan and simmer until meat is tender. Note: Add water as needed.
  • Season with ground black pepper and salt as needed. Top with pan-fried onions.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!


Serving: 4g | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 503mg | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2.8mg