Authentic Bistec a la Mexicana Recipe (Mexican Style Beef Steak)

Inside: Learn how to make authentic bistec a la Mexicana (Mexican style steak), which is a delicious recipe consisting of beef strips cooked in a delicious homemade sauce that you …

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Inside: Learn how to make authentic bistec a la Mexicana (Mexican style steak), which is a delicious recipe consisting of beef strips cooked in a delicious homemade sauce that you will love.

bistec a la mexicana in a white bowl

Bistec a la Mexicana, or Mexican style steak, is a class Mexican comfort food that is easy to make and very popular throughout Mexico. It is an inexpensive dish that will be a great addition to your list of Mexican food to try. Keep reading to find out more about this tasty dish.

What is Bistec a la Mexicana?

This easy dish starts is usually made with beef strips, but you can also make it with pork meat if you prefer. It is cooked in a delicious blend of vegetables, such as tomatoes, white onions, and green chiles (serrano peppers or jalapenos), which make up the colors of the Mexican flag.bistec a la mexicana with the vegetables on the side

Something unique about this dish is that the ingredients are not blended, but instead are diced or sliced. This lets you really taste the flavor of each individual ingredient and trust me, this is an addicting dish that will have you coming back for more!

Bistec a la Mexicana with potatoes makes a regular appearance in most Mexican homes because it is easy to make, goes a long way, is delicious, and of course has so much flavor. It goes well served with mexican rice and refried beans, and of course warm tortillas. The ingredients are also very common and you may already have most of them in your kitchen, so the next time you are looking for a delicious Mexican recipe, you know what to try.

bistec a la mexicana on a decorative table cloth from the side

This is definitely one of my favorite recipes. When you make it, there is always a delicious aroma in the kitchen that brings me back to my childhood growing up in Mexico.

How do you make Mexican style steak?

You will need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • 1 pound of steak (top sirloin works great) cut into strips
  • 6 large red tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 serrano chiles or jalapenos
  • 3 cloves of garlic (dientes de ajo)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup of water
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil (aceite de oliva)

To make this recipe you will start by cutting the beef into thin strips and seasoning with salt and pepper. After that, peel the potatoes, wash them, and cut them into small cubes or a half moon shapes and set aside.

The next step is to cook 2 of the tomatoes and onions in a cup of water over medium heat. Once they are cooked, let them cool and blend them in a blender with 1/4 of the onion, one clove of garlic, and a tablespoon of salt. Then set the resulting salsa aside for later.

Next, chop the remaining tomatoes in a half moon shape, slice the serrano or jalapeno peppers and the rest of the onion. Set this aside as well.

In a large skillet, add the olive oil and heat it up on the stove over medium heat. When it is hot enough, add the steak strips, the two remaining cloves of garlic, and the sliced onion and let cook for about 5 minutes.

Once the beef is cooked through, add the potatoes and lower the heat to medium-low. When the potatoes start to brown slightly, add the rest of vegetables and chiles and mix well, cooking for another 5 minutes.

Finally, add the salsa that you prepared earlier and the cilantro and bring it to a boil for another 5 minutes. Add salt to taste and serve with rice, refried beans, and warm corn tortillas.

Let me know in the comments below how this turns out!

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Authentic Bistec a La Mexicana

Learn how to make authentic bistec a la Mexicana (Mexican style steak), which is a delicious recipe consisting of beef strips cooked in a delicious homemade sauce that you will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword bistec, mexican steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 356kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sirloin steak cut into strips
  • 6 large red tomatoes
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 serrano peppers or jalapenos
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Start by cutting the beef into thin strips and seasoning with salt and pepper. After that, peel the potatoes, wash them, and cut them into small cubes or a half moon shapes and set aside.
  • The next step is to cook 2 of the tomatoes and onions in a cup of water over medium heat. Once they are cooked, let them cool and blend them in a blender with 1/4 of the onion, one clove of garlic, and a tablespoon of salt. Then set the resulting salsa aside for later.
  • Next, chop the remaining tomatoes in a half moon shape, slice the serrano or jalapeno peppers and the rest of the onion. Set this aside as well.
  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil and heat it up on the stove over medium heat. When it is hot enough, add the steak strips, the two remaining cloves of garlic, and the sliced onion and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the beef is cooked through, add the potatoes and lower the heat to medium-low. When the potatoes start to brown slightly, add the rest of vegetables and chiles and mix well, cooking for another 5 minutes.
  • Finally, add the salsa that you prepared earlier and the cilantro and bring it to a boil for another 5 minutes. Add salt to taste and serve with rice, refried beans, and warm corn tortillas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Person | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 1545mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1581IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg

 

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