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Filipino Beef Steak Recipe

Filipino Beef Steak

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"This is easy to do. A tender cut of beef is sliced thin and marinated with lemon juice and soya sauce for at least an hour or longer."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Whisk the lemon juice, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Place the sliced steak in a large bowl; pour the lemon juice mixture over the steak and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cornstarch and lightly mix. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  2. Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large skillet. Remove the beef slices from the marinade, shaking to remove any excess liquid. Fry the beef slices in batches in the hot oil until they start to firm, and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the beef slices from the skillet and set aside on a serving platter.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onion is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes; pour over the beef slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2010

This was very good! It was very easy to prepare, and all of the engredients I had on hand.. made it even better. I sliced my steaks paper thin while they are partially frozen so it's easier to slice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 12, 2013

This was just okay. Kind of discouraging because it was alot of prep work and dirty dishes. Not sure if i'll make again...


30 Ratings

Jan 25, 2011

Always a favorite dish my step mother would make. Didn't make any changes to this recipe.

Jul 01, 2010

Great recipe, but found that calamansi juice works best to achieve that true Filipino taste. You can find it frozen in packets at most Asian stores. Taste the marinade beforehand, add juice if it's too salty, and soy sauce if it's too sour. Cook marinade for a few minutes afterward if u want sauce to pour over some garlic rice..the perfect complement to this classic dish.

Jul 06, 2010

made this and hubby enjoyed it..gonna make it again..ty for posting it :)

Apr 28, 2010

Very easy and tasted so good!!!

Oct 03, 2011

This was incredibly easy to make and for such a simple dish it was surprisingly flavorful. Served with a salad on the side it made for a quick meal that satisfied both me and my husband. Just don't forget that it needs to marinate for at least an hour before cooking! I made the marinade and got the marinated meat into the fridge and chopped up my onions. Then when it was time to cook all I had to do was throw everything into the two skillets and dinner was ready in five minutes. As written you'll end up with too little marinade. I made it with just one pound of meat but forgot to scale back the onions. It was still really tasty, but I'll adjust the meat-to-onion ratio a bit better next time.

Dec 27, 2010

My mother always added a bit of vinegar as well. Very good!


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  • Calories
  • 756 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 175 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 39.2 g
  • 60%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 88.5 g
  • 177%
  • Sodium
  • 632 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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