Bistek Tagalog Recipe (Beef)
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Are you looking for ways to cook bistek using beef? Well, here is beef bistek Tagalog recipe.

Steak, Steak, Steak
Everybody will die for your sake
Whenever you are being cooked everyone can’t wait
For you, I will swim in a thousand lakes
Because I love you, my dear steak

That’s my poem for steak because this one is a dish that can ruin my diet. I love the sweet and sour sauce plus the flavor-bursting bites.  I already showed you guys how to make Pork Bistek Tagalog and this time let’s do the beefsteak. Of course, this has lesser and thicker sauce.


  • 1 kilo of beef  – cut according to your preferences
  • Juice 0f 10 pieces of Calamansi
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 onions – sliced sideways to form rings
  • 3 cloves garlic – finely minced
  • ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon flour diluted in water
  • oil


  1. Make the beef tender first by using a pressure cooker and set aside.
  2. In a pan, saute garlic and onions. Roast the garlic first before adding the onions.
  3. Add the beef and let simmer for a while.
  4. Add water with flour and let it boil.
  5. Put the Calamansi juice and soy sauce. Let it Boil.
  6. Add sugar and boil until some water evaporates.
  7. Add pepper and stir.
  8. Garnish with onion rings.
  9. Serve and enjoy.


  • It will take you about 45 minutes to tenderize the beef. The softer, the better.
  • You can replace 10 pieces calamansi with a lemon.
  • This bistek Tagalog recipe is best on any occasion.

I like beef steak than pork steak. Because, for me, beef has this distinct flavor that suits my taste buds. I even love the melt-in-your-mouth fat of the beef when cooked well. Beef also absorbs more liquid than pork.

Written by Ringo

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