Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Stir Fried Beef with French Fries)

This is one of those recipes that every family in Peru makes a little different from the others, so I encourage you to try all if you can!

When I was in Lima at my in law’s home, the cook said that no one likes onions in the household so she is adding thinly sliced celery instead. I’m all for adding veggies so I picked that up and have been adding it since. I usually add a handful of chopped cilantro but somehow I did not have it right now. I was going to go get some tomorrow but my dish was gone before then. Try it with cilantro if you can as it adds another layer of flavor that goes really well with this dish.

For the french fries, I usually use the ones available in the freezer section of the grocery stores to make this dish come together that much faster. I air fry the whole bag of fries while I am cooking the meat on the stove. If you have the time and inclination, feel free to substitute home made fries!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 lb sirloin steak, cut into strips
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 medium tomato, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced thinly into matchstick sizes
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lb french fries, fried
  • white rice, cooked with some oil and salt

Procedure:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over high heat. Season the meat with salt and pepper, and cook until browned, 5-10 minutes. Move to one side of the pan.
  2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the same pan, then add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until browned. Add the onion and cook until softened and browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato, and aji amarillo paste, and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until the tomatoes have released some of their juices, but are still intact.
  3. Add the soy sauce and vinegar and stir to combine, let boil for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the fries, and cilantro. Toss gently to coat the fries in the sauce.
  5. Serve with rice on the side.

Lomo Saltado(Peruvian Stir Fried Beef with French Fries)

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: moderate
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A very tasty Peruvian main dish that is served with rice and topped with french fries.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 lb sirloin steak, cut into strips
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 medium tomato, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced thinly into matchstick sizes
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lb french fries, fried
  • white rice, cooked with some oil and salt

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over high heat. Season the meat with salt and pepper, and cook until browned, 5-10 minutes. Move to one side of the pan.
  2. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the same pan, then add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until browned. Add the onion and cook until softened and browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato, and aji amarillo paste, and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until the tomatoes have released some of their juices, but are still intact.
  3. Add the soy sauce and vinegar and stir to combine, let boil for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the fries, and cilantro. Toss gently to coat the fries in the sauce.
  5. Serve with rice on the side.

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