When I'm cramming for baon ideas on a school day, I rummage the fridge for any ideas on what to cook. Since it's almost weekend when I cooked this bistek for my baon, the fridge is all out except for a few packs of beef and chicken. The vegetable crisper is empty, and the dry rack contains only garlic, potatoes, and a lot of white onions.
What's different with this recipe is that I marinated the onion rings together with the beef, so that it picks up the flavor unlike when the onions are sauteed separately. The result: we loved it.
Here's the beef steak or bistek recipe:
1/2 kilo of beef (pork can be substituted), sliced 1/4-inch thick
4 tbsp. cane vinegar (I used del Monte)
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 dash ground pepper
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 large onions, cut into rings
1 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water
Cooking procedure :
- In a glass mixing bowl, mix vinegar and soy sauce.
- Add onions and beef, garlic and ground pepper.
- Marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Heat oil in a thick non-stick frying pan.
- Brown the meat and flip sides. Cook through.
- Place onion rings on top of beef.
- Pour the marinade together with the starch solution and boil for 5 minutes or until sauce is very thick.