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Bistec Encebollado


Juicy flavorful cube steak with a tangy gravy and sliced onions, perfect over white rice.

Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (134 Votes)
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  • 2 pounds beef steak, cubed or thinly sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • dash dried oregano leaves
  • 2 large white onions, sliced in rings
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2-3 tsp. Adobo


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 4mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Add all ingredients to a gallon Ziplock bag or plasticware container, make sure they are mixed to distribute flavor evenly.

Step 2

Marinate 4 hours to overnight in fridge.

Step 3

Dump contents of bag/container into a heavy skillet and bring it to a boil. Cook over low heat, covered, for about 40 minutes or so.

Step 4

Enjoy with white rice...and maybe some tostones!

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