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Pinoy Beefsteak

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. beef skirt steak
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 medium yellow onions sliced crosswise
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 piece beef bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice the beef into serving pieces.
  • Arrange the beef in a bowl. Pour the soy sauce and squeeze the lemon juice. Mix the ingredients and marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Pan fry the marinated beef in medium heat for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes per side.
  • On the same pan,pour-in the remaining marinade (soy sauce and lemon mixture used to marinate the beef). Add water and garlic powder. Let boil.
  • Add the beef bouillon (also known as beef cube) and then stir. Cover the pan and cook in low to medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes. Cook longer if needed, but make sure to add more water to ensure that the mixture do not get dry.
  • Add sugar, onion, salt, and ground black pepper. Stir and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Note: make sure that there is still some sauce left before serving. If the there is not enough, add a bit of water or beef broth and cook for 5 more minutes before serving.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!