Bistec a la Mexicana



This Bistec a la Mexicana recipe is a delicious blend of thinly sliced beef strips with garlic, onions, peppers and tomatoes made in a savory spicy chile tomato sauce. Serve with rice or rice and beans and warm tortillas. Super easy dish to prepare. Comfort food at its best!


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    sirloin tip steak, cube steak, skirt steak (cut into thin slices)
  • 1
    onion (quartered)
  • 2
    serrano peppers (one chopped and the other one for topping)
  • 2
    roma tomatoes (chopped)
  • 3 clove
    garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    maggi sauce or worcestershire sauce
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp
  • ·
    chopped cilantro (for topping)

  • 2
    roma tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1/2 tsp
    mexican oregano (regular oregano is fine too)
  • ·
    pinch of salt

How to Make Bistec a la Mexicana


  1. Season the beef strips with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet add oil. Preheat over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir fry the beef for about 5 minutes until seared a little.
  4. Add the chopped onion, one serrano pepper (chopped) and garlic. (Save the other serrano pepper for topping) Stir all together.

    Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped roma tomatoes and Maggi sauce to pan. Stir well together.
  6. Add the quartered tomatoes and add to a blender or chopper with 1/2 a cup of water, oregano and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
  7. Pour sauce into skillet and stir. When sauce comes to a simmer, cover skillet and lower heat. Cook for 25 minutes. Taste for salt. Season with more salt if needed.
  8. If you notice sauce is to dry, add a little more water.

    Top dish with chopped cilantro and more serrano pepper (thinly sliced) if you like.
  9. Serve with white or yellow rice. Could also accompany rice and beans, avocado slices and warm tortillas.


Printable Recipe Card

About Bistec a la Mexicana

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

A School Week's Worth Of Back To School Dinner Ideas Recipe

A School Week's Worth of Back to School Dinner Ideas

Kitchen Crew

It's that time of year that parents love and hate at the same time... back-to-school. I remember the days of getting back on a morning schedule, heading to the bus...

22 A+ Back-to-school Recipes

22 A+ Back-To-School Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to go back, back, back to school again! Check out these quick and easy dinner recipes that the entire family (yes, we said entire family...even the picky eaters)...

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!