Beef Steak (Tagalog)
Beef tagalog or Filipino beef steak and onions... a simple and classic Filipino dish served with lots of rice! I add just a hint of Hawaiian chili pepper to mine and oyster sauce in my version.
- 1 lb. beef, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup Aloha shoyu
- 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup calamansi juice
- freshly ground black pepper
- cooking oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 medium sized onions, sliced into rings
- 1 Hawaiian chili pepper ground up
Tenderize meat by beating it with a heavy drinking glass or meat tenderizer. Slice into thin slices and marinate in calamansi juice, shoyu, salt, pepper, chili pepper and oyster sauce mixture for 1 hour at room temperature.
Heat oil and stir fry the onions until slightly tender, remove and set aside. Pan fry beef in small batches in hot oil. Do not overcrowd as you want to sear the beef, not steam it. Once meat is cooked, add a little oil to same pan and cook garlic in hot oil. Add marinade to pan and bring to boil. Add meat and cook for 20-30 minutes uncovered allowing marinate to slowly evaporate and until desired consistency is achieved. You can either add onions towards the end so that they get nice and carmelized and soft or you can garnish with onions that were previously cooked.