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5 from 7 votes

How to Cook Bistek Recipe (Filipino Beef Steak)

This is a Filipino style beef steak. Made from thinly sliced beef and marinated with soy sauce, calamansi juice, pepper and liquid seasoning.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bistek tagalog, filipino beef steak
Servings: 1 to 2 servings
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Manny


  • frying pan


  • 500 grams beef sliced thinly
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 8 pieces calamansi (extract juice)
  • 2 Tbsp Knorr liquid seasoning
  • 1 cup soup stock
  • 4 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 pcs big onion sliced into rings
  • ground pepper
  • MSG to taste optional


    How to cook bistek:

    • Marinate beef in calamansi juice, soy sauce, Knorr liquid seasoning, pepper, and MSG for at least an hour.
    • To make soup stock, boil beef or pork bones and add onion and garlic. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours then use the broth as soup stock.
    • In a pan, heat some oil and stir fry onions until half cooked. Set aside.
    • Fry beef in oil until brown. Add soup stock and marinade then boil until meat becomes tender.
    • Add more water if necessary until the beef is tender and there is some liquid left.
    • Season to taste. Garnish with onion rings. Serve hot.