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Bistec Encebollao Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 5 hrs

Bistec Encebollao

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"Use any cut of steak when making this easy beef stew. Marinated in oil, oregano, vinegar, and onions, this is a great meal for a busy weeknight. A staple in Puerto Rican cooking. Serve with white rice and tostones. Water can be used in place of beef stock if desired."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. In a large resealable bag, combine the steak, olive oil, garlic, oregano, sazon seasoning, onions, vinegar, beef stock, and salt. Seal and shake to mix. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or up to a couple of days.
  2. When you are ready to cook, dump the entire contents of the bag into a large deep skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the beef is fork tender, about 40 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 40 mins
  • READY IN 4 hrs 55 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2009

Very authentic tasted like my mothers. I felt the marinade was not a enough so I added two cups of broths and 2/3 cup of vinegar.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2012

Bistec Encelloao Haiku: "5 stars for the ease, but I should've doubled sauce. Broth was the best part." Guess I should've heeded some of the reviews who made more of the marinade than directed. But gosh, this was so easy; throwing it all in a bag the other day, then dumping it in a pot this afternoon, fixing some rice, then blammo! Dinner's ready! We liked the broth the best, which made the rice all flavorful, but the steak just didn't absorb enough of the other goodness. I wouldn't say it was bad by all means, just not as great as I'd have wanted, but again, the simplicity of prep was a definite score.

 

39 Ratings

Mar 31, 2011

Loved this! The broth was the best part. I doubled the recipe and served with white rice, cilantro, limes, hotsauce and tortillas (to sop up the juice). I will be making this again and next time plan on trying the tostones with it. I also wanted to mention that I made this in the slow cooker; after marinating I placed everything in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours and it was so tender and flavorful. When I walked in the door after work I was drooling. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

 
Jan 25, 2011

my hubby is puerto rican and he doesnt cook so I'm looking for recipes for him. he loved it!! thank you so much for this recipe!

 
Jan 17, 2008

Authentic, delicious, and fast! In the morning, I just put all of the ingredients in a plastic container. Then when it was time to make dinner, I poured the entire meal into a pot & cooked for about an hour. I didn't have any beef stock, so I used water & chicken bullion. It was delicious! I served it with white rice & the entire family loved it. Thanks for a great recipe!!

 
Dec 31, 2008

Very easy to make. Meat was very moist. I cut a london broil that I didn't have time to grill. The only downside was that the vinegar gave it such a tangy taste. I had to add a pinch or two of sugar to calm the taste down. It worked though. I served it over rice. Not a spoonful left in the pan so I think it went over well!

 
Feb 23, 2010

This is one of my favorite dishes EVER! I love garlic so I always add a bunch more than called for. Sometimes I also add a bay leaf in there while it is simmering. Using sirloin ensures that your meat will be tender but traditionally cubed steak is used. Sirloin has a better texture though!!! I highly recommend it! (Serve with arroz blanco and tostones)

 
Jul 13, 2009

This is my favorite meal that my grandmother makes. I wasn't sure if this was the same recipe she uses because she doesn't use beef stock, she uses water instead. She also uses cube steak because it "soaks" up the marinade better. Aside from that, the smell and taste was the SAME! I will be making this again and again!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 587 mg
  • 23%

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

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