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bistec a la mexicana

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Greenville, SC

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!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bistec a la mexicana

  • 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.
  • Bistec a la Mexican Cooking in a skillet
    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.
  • Bistec a la Mexicana
    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. Enjoy!