Filipino Beef Steak or Bistek
65 mins (prep 45, cooking 20)
9 ingredients
6-8 servings
I am posting this here so I don't lose it! This is the first time I got this right - at least the way my MIL and her family makes it. (Note the measurements are still altered by taste: too sour, more soysauce; too salty, more calamansi juice). If you don't have calamansi (a native small lemon that's sweet and sour at the same time), you can try using meyer lemons. Typically my inlaws use london broil, but you can use any cut. One of the methods used to tenderize the tough cut (yet cheap) cut of meat is to pound it. Another hint on handling the meat: Before you slice it, stick it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes so that it is easier to slice thinly.

Categories:  steak , easy , beef , meat , number-of-servings , <-4-hours , filipino , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (97.71 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 124.16 Calories from Fat 47.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.27g 48.67%
Saturated Fat 1.88g 56.33%
Trans Fat 0.26g %
Cholesterol 46.12mg 92.23%
Sodium 33.94mg 8.48%
Total Carbohydrate 2.95g 5.9%
Dietary Fiber 0.05 g 1.3%
Sugars 2.4 g %
Protein 16.56g 198.77%
Vitamin A 20.36IU% Vitamin C 2.35mg%
Calcium 15.14mg% Iron 1.95mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dark soy sauce, large, cooking oil