My first "Beef Steak" Tagalog

It took me a few minutes to decide what to cook for dinner two nights ago. I was contemplating whether to have beef mechado or bistek tagalog (beef steak). I haven't tried both dishes yet so choosing between the two was pretty tough. After a thorough deliberation, I opted trying beef steak.

The thing is, I went outside and forgot what I was cooking and had it over-cooked. The thinly sliced pieces of beef sirloin looked like they were grilled - over-exposed to fire. I was aghast and immediately turn off the stove and removed the meat. I did try to segregate those that haven't burned yet and those that haven't burned much. Perhaps I could do some magic and still be able to eat them without putting them all to waste. So, I cooked them again without leaving even for a pee.

The smell of the burnt meat permeated the dish so the taste wasn't that good either. However, we still ate those amid the faces that changed every single bite. I promised I'll try to do better next time.

And so yesterday, I bought a kilo of beef sirloin at the market and started making the steak again. 

Here's how I did it.
I carefully did it with ease this time - marinating them with ground black pepper, soy sauce and lemon for almost two hours. Then I fried the sliced beef making each side equally cooked, removing the marinate of course. After that, I sauteed the onion rings and set them aside. I then sauteed the garlic on the same pan and added the fried beef a bit later. Next was the soup - using of course the marinate and left simmering for 10-15 minutes, adding water if need be. Finally, I added the stir-fried onion with little pouring of salt for great taste.

And you know what? People at home liked it - so do I.


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