Lomo Saltado

Laila teaches Karina the recipe for a healthy and delicious Peruvian dish she and her husband can make at home.

Lomo Saltado

Laila teaches Karina the recipe for a healthy and delicious Peruvian dish she and her husband can make at home.

Serves: 3 to 4 people


Prep Time: 20 minutes


Cook Time: 1 hour


Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients
(1) 16-ounce package frozen French fries
Salt and pepper to taste
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound beef tri-tip, sliced into ¼"-thick pieces
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 tablespoon finely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 large red onion, sliced into thick strips
3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and sliced into strips
1 yellow chili pepper (preferably Peruvian ají amarillo)
½ teaspoon tomato paste
¼ cup distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

Steps
  1. Prepare the bag of frozen French fries according to package directions
  2. Heat half the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat
  3. Season the sliced meat with salt, pepper, granulated garlic and onion powder
  4. Fry the meat until just cooked and the juices begin to release
  5. Remove the meat from the frying pan and set aside to rest
  6. Cook the onions in the pan, with more oil if needed, until softened and browned
  7. Stir in the tomato, ají amarillo and tomato paste. Cook until the tomatoes soften
  8. Pour in the vinegar and soy sauce, and stir to combine
  9. Add the beef, fries and cilantro. Toss gently to coat the fries in the sauce
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper