Easy Beef Steak Tagalog at home

Pressed for time? This is another easy, go to recipe! Great for your kid’s school lunch boxes, easy to whip up when you have “surprise” visits at your home as well 😉

Step 1: Bring thinly sliced sirloin to room temperature. Set aside as you prepare the marinade.

Step 2: In a bowl, combine the 2 soy sauces, calamansi, pepper and olive oil and stir to combine. I like to mix all my marinades in a separate bowl before adding it to any meat mixture.

Using a mortar and pestle, pound 7 cloves of garlic. I added a little rock salt to help pulverize it.

Step 3:  Add garlic to the Soy marinade.

Step 4:  Pour marinade over beef and mix well.  I marinated this for about 2 hours.

Step 5: Slice onions into rings and pan fry until golden. Set aside.

Step 6:  Heat olive oil in a pan and add onions. I seasoned them lightly with salt and pepper. Keep the flame on low heat and allow to caramelize. Set aside.


Step 7: Pan fry beef in olive oil until browned making sure not to overcook your meat so it doesn’t get tough.

Place the leftover marinade into the pan and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water. Swirl the pan and adjust seasoning. Pour over cooked beef and top with caramelized onions. Serve. ENJOY! 😀

Easy Beef Steak Tagalog at Home:

500 grams  beef sirloin, cut thinly

2    Tbsp      Dark soy

1     Tbsp     Kikkoman

3      pcs        Calamansi  (you can substitute 1/3 of a lemon)

1       tsp          olive oil

7       cloves     garlic

2        pcs          onions, sliced into rings

To taste           freshly cracked black pepper

1/4 to 1/2    cup         water

“Food nourishes the body as God’s Word nourishes the soul”


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  1. Made this from my own recipe. I add green bell pepper sautéed with the onion and a bay leaf. Served on top of brown rice. Green beans for the veggie and homemade garlic you clover yeast rolls. Coconut cake for dessert. Can’t beat this! All my kids and grandkids love it!

    1. Hi Bluenergy. Its traditional to serve it with either garlic rice or plain steamed rice. You could also add sautéed (thinly sliced on a diagonal) green beans which have been sautéed with onions, garlic and tomatoes and seasoned with salt and pepper) hope this helps. Enjoy!

  2. My boyfriend enjoyed this dish and he’s never quick to say that something is good! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I wasn’t certain how it would taste so I added a little oyster sauce to the marinade. The meat was tender and flavorful!

    1. HI Brian. I find that by using these two variants makes the dish tastier (my personal opinion, of course). Kikkoman has a lighter flavor than the dark soy sauce, so by mixing the two, i personally like it better. But, by all means use wc ever soy sauce you would like 🙂

  3. Thank you for this detailed procedure, i really appre iate it 😊
    Had a great time cooking 😊
    Everybody likes it 👍

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