Saturday, March 17, 2018

Peruvian Beef Saltado #Recipe @PegCochran

There are numerous recipes for the Peruvian dish Beef Saltado on the internet.  This one is supposed to be lower calorie than most.  The dish is usually served with French fries although I did baked potatoes instead.

It's an interesting combination of flavors that illustrate the cultural heritage of Peru and the influence of the many Chinese who live there.

Of course I made a few tweaks in the prep.

1 lb. sirloin, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
1 tomato cut into wedges
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. olive oil (I used more like 1 tablespoon)
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil over medium heat.  Season beef with salt, pepper and cumin (I added the cumin to the sauce instead.)

Add beef and cook until browned on both sides.  (Next time I will remove the meat while I cook the veggies so it doesn't overcook.)  

Add garlic, onion and peppers and cook until veggies are soft.  (I would add the meat back in when the veggies are done.)

Stir in vinegar and soy sauce and cook for two minutes.  Add tomatoes and cilantro and cook two more minutes. 

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  1. Replies
    1. It was very flavorful. I could see serving it over rice as well.

  2. What about taking the potatoes, cutting them into wedges, and roasting them so they are crispy on the outside, but soft inside?
    Are those yellow peppers as well as red?

    1. Yes, I included a yellow pepper that was languishing in the fridge! Yes, you could do roasted potatoes. I'll eat potatoes any way you prepare them!

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