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Bistec a la Mexicana, or Mexican-Style Beef, in metal skillet
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Bistec a la Mexicana

Bistec a la Mexicana is a delicious and savory Mexican dish. It is made of beef in a spicy tomato sauce. Typically served with rice, beans, and corn tortillas. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb beef cut into thin slices or 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Jugo Maggi optional
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño finely diced
  • ¼ onion diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 garlic clove finely diced
  • 1 tspn Salt
  • Chopped cilantro optional


  • Chop up the meat into thin slices.
  • Season with Jugo Maggi and ground pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • Chop up the jalapeño, onion, tomato, garlic.
  • Set aside until ready to use.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil.
  • Add the beef.
  • Cook for 4 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  • Remove from the pan.
  • Add the jalapeño and onion to the pan.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, until onion is translucent.
  • Add the tomato and salt. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Note: If the tomato mixture is too thick, add a splash of water.
  • Return the beef to the pan.
  • Mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Taste for salt.
  • Top with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with corn tortillas.
  • Enjoy!