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"It is a recipe of thinly sliced beef cooked in soy sauce and lemon juice and garnished with caramelized onion rings, my type of meal!!! This is from a blog that I found on panlasangpinoydotcom" and am posting for the Philippines leg of this quest. Note: Make sure to allow for an hour of marinading time that isn't included in the prep time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (231.1 g)
  • Calories 276.7
  • Total Fat - 14.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 66.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1055.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 27.4 g
  • Calcium - 55.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 31.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Marinate beef in soy sauce, lemon (or calamansi), and ground black pepper for at least 1 hour

Step 2

Heat the cooking oil in a pan then stir fry the onion rings until the texture becomes soft. Set aside

Step 3

In the same pan where the onions were fried, fry the marinated beef (without the marinade) until color turns brown. Set aside

Step 4

Put-in the garlic then saute for a few minutes

Step 5

Pour the marinade and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Put in the fried beef and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until meat is tender. Add water as needed.

Step 7

Add the stir-fried onions and some salt to taste.

Step 8

Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

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This was recipe was great, the meat came out soft and flavorful. Thank you for sharing! MAde for CQ '16

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(24 Jul 2016)