Steak, Philippine-Style (Bistek)


  • 2 pounds sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion rings
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Marinate the meat in lemon juice, soy sauce, pepper and salt for 3 hours or more.
  2. Cook onion rings in oil until transparent.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish, leaving the oil in the skillet.
  4. Add the meat to the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring often, until tender.
  5. Transfer the meat to a serving dish.
  6. Add marinade and water to the skillet, simmer for 10 minutes and pour over the meat and onion rings.