Beef Steak Filipino Style

Beef Steak Filipino Style


  • 1 lb thinly sliced beef sirloin or flank steak
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup calamansi or lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional, for thickening)
  • 1/4 cup water (optional, for cornstarch mixture)
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Steamed rice (for serving)


Step 1: Marinate Beef In a bowl, combine soy sauce, calamansi or lemon juice, minced garlic, and ground black pepper. Marinate the thinly sliced beef in this mixture for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse.

Step 2: Sauté Onions In a wide pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat. Sauté the thinly sliced onion rings until they become translucent and caramelized.

Step 3: Cook Marinated Beef Add the marinated beef to the pan, including the marinade liquid. Cook the beef until it's browned and fully cooked.

Step 4: Add Bay Leaf Add the bay leaf to the beef, enhancing the flavor of the dish. Simmer for a few minutes to allow the beef to absorb the flavors.

Step 5: Optional Thickening If you prefer a thicker sauce, dissolve cornstarch in water and add it to the beef. Stir well and let it simmer until the sauce thickens.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve Garnish the Beef Steak Filipino Style with chopped green onions. Serve it hot over steamed rice.

Step 7: Enjoy! Enjoy the savory and citrusy goodness of Beef Steak Filipino Style, a classic dish that brings the flavors of the Philippines to your table.

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