Traditional Filipino dish also known as “Beefsteak Tagalog”. It is a stew with sliced beef and a lot of onion, stewed in soy sauce with calamansi until the beef is tender. Very easy to prepare, the taste of the stew is really great, and the family will surely be delighted during such a dinner 🙂


400-500g beef sirloin, thinly sliced and pounded
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup calamansi or lemon juice
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 big onion, cut into rings
½ cup water
1 tablespoon of cornstarch or potato flour
oil for frying


Place the sliced and pounded beef in a bowl. Marinate it with soy sauce, calamansi or lemon juice and ground black pepper for at least an hour or overnight. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the half onion until glassy and soft. Set aside. Drain the beef from the marinade (keep the marinade). In the same pan, fry the beef for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside. In the same pan again, add more oil if needed. Saute garlic and remaining onions until softened. Pour the marinade and water into the pan and stir. Bring to a boil. Add the fried beef. Cover the pan and simmer until the meat is tender (you can add water as needed). Dissolve cornstarch into a ¼ glass of water. Add into the pan and simmer while stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Transfer into a serving dish and top with fried onions. Serve with rice 🙂


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