Karne Prita (Bistek Tagalog) Recipe

  • 3 lbs. lean beef, sliced thin
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup kalamansi juice or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  1. Mix soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Add beef. Marinade for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  3. After 30 minutes remove the beef from the marinade and drain remaining juice.
  4. Make sure to set aside the remaining marinade.
  5. Heat pan and add cooking oil.
  6. Start frying beef till golden brown and set aside.
  7. Using the same oil brown slices of onions and set aside.
  8. Using the same pan pour remaining marinade and simmer for few minutes.
  9. Once the sauce starts to thicken add the browned beef to the pan and continue to simmer for few more minutes.
  10. Add the brown onions, mix and remove from heat and serve.


  1. looks good TATES even better!
    namit ba!

  2. Thanks Jorp...namit gid man kapin pa ang sauce.

  3. I was in panic awhile ago since my mom usually cooks for the house...she texted she is going home late and that I am in charged to do the, i was looking for the perfect recipe for karne prita and your style is really so fantastic!!!they all liked it! thank you very much!!!

  4. Hi Anon, Im glad you all liked my style. Try the other recipes too and let me know. Enjoy cooking and enjoy eating :)


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