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How to Cook Flaming Steak

Do you want to add some extra presentation on making a sizzling steak?
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: beef steak, flaming steak
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Manny


  • 300 to 500 grams beef round or pork thigh
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. MSG
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • Strips of potatoes carrots, sweet potatoes, string beans and chayote (for garnishing)

Brown gravy ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. MSG
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped mushrooms


For the meat preparation:

  • Cut all ligaments on surface. Slice diagonally, 3" thick and slit in middle to make 1 1/2" thick.
  • Pound meat with back of knife or sprinkle with meat tenderizer to make it tender before marinating.
  • You may also use unripe papaya juice as tenderizer.

How to cook Flaming Steak:

  • Marinade that meat for at least half an hour with Worcestershire sauce, MSG and pepper.
  • Grill the steak over hot charcoal. Brush griller with a little oil first before putting on steak.
  • When grilling do not press the meat so as to squeeze out the meat's juice.
  • Also, brush meat with a little oil before turning to grill on the other side of the meat.
  • Meanwhile, while waiting for the steak to cook, heat the steak's steel plate on another stove.
  • Put the cooked steak on the hot platter. Then immediately pour 2 tablespoons of brandy around the steak and light it up.
  • When the flame subsides, quickly pour the brown gravy on the steak  and serve at once.
  • Fry in butter the strips of potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, string beans and chayote. Use this to garnish your steak.

To make the brown gravy:

  • Heat butter in a pan, add flour. Stir till it becomes pasty.
  • Then gradually add broth ans seasoning. Stir in milk and mushrooms.
  • Stir until well blended.