Pork Bistek

This pork bistek recipe is a variation of the popular bistek tagalog which is made from thin slices of beef marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, calamansi juice (or lemon/lime juice) and spices. Then braised and simmered until tender. The pork version has almost the same ingredients and procedure on cooking the dish. Just shorter time in cooking because pork tenderloin requires less time to tenderize compared to beef. Actually the word bistek came from the Spanish word bistec which means “steak”.  But I’m not sure how it is assumed as “beef steak” but maybe because we are so influenced by American culture that we invented the word bistek as beef steak.

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To cook pork bistek; Marinate the pork slices in soy sauce, calamansi juice, liquid seasoning or Worcestershire sauce, garlic, sugar, ground pepper and MSG for about 2 hours. Heat some oil in a pan and saute onions until soft and set aside. In the same pan, add more oil and stir fry the marinated pork until brown. Then add the marinade, soup stock or water and simmer for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender. Add more water is the pork is not yet tender and the liquid dries up. Adjust the seasoning if needed and add the onions as garnishing then serve hot. To see the complete recipe with lists of ingredients in exact measurements, continue reading.

 

How to Cook Pork Bistek
 
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Recipe type: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ kilo pork tenderloin, sliced thinly about half inch thick
  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 8 pcs calamansi, (extract the juice)
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid seasoning or Worcesteshire sauce
  • 1 cup soup stock or water
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • 1 pc big onion, sliced into rings
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • MSG to taste (optional)
Instructions
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How to cook Pork Bistek:
  1. Marinate the pork slices in soy sauce, calamansi juice, liquid seasoning or Worcestershire sauce, garlic, sugar, ground pepper and MSG for about 2 hours.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan and saute onions until soft and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add more oil and stir fry the marinated pork until brown. Then add the marinade, soup stock or water and simmer for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender. Add more water is the pork is not yet tender and the liquid dries up.
  4. Adjust the seasoning if needed and add the onions as garnishing then serve hot.

 

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Pork Bistek