It’s funny how I stumble across new recipes I’ve never heard about, tasted or seen like this Peruvian Beef Stir Fry called Lomo Saltado.
Sometimes I feel I must have my head buried in the traditional culinary sands so deeply, I’ve missed some intriguing recipes. However, all is not lost… I have friends to thank for sharing the culinary light.
I first heard about Lomo Saltado, a Peruvian Beef Stir fry, from my friend Cristina. She visits Florida often and tasted this dish the last time she visited. After she described the recipe, I was definitely intrigued. A Beef Stir Fry that includes French fries. Huh.
So I did some research and it seems those who write about Lomo Saltado are passionate about one thing. Those fries. Although it seems a little odd, it works.
The remaining ingredients vary according to author and culinary background. Beef is the main ingredient and even the cut of beef varies from recipe to recipe. I also found this dish served with yellow rice or steamed rice.
I decided to keep things simple and adapt several recipes into one – making this beef stir fry with a twist of my own.
Some of the recipes I found use only the beef, onion, hot pepper and French fries. A few add in a green bell pepper or hot pepper and one recipe included pickled jalapenos. They all sound delicious but I decided to make a one dish meal and include more veggies. Along with substituting the French fries for sweet potato fries. But please feel free to keep the French fries. I just happen to love sweet potato fries and I thought the sweetness of the fries would nicely balance the salty flavors of the sauce.
In the recipe I’ve given several substitutions. Feel free to experiment and personalize your Peruvian Beef Stir Fry. I’d love to know how you mix it up, so keep me posted!
Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,
- 1 lb Flat iron or skirt steak cut into ½ inch strips
- Pinch of ground cumin
- Pinch of ground coriander (optional)
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced for stir fry (optional)
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced for stir fry (optional)
- 1 poblano pepper, sliced for stir fry (seeds can be hot so it’s up to you if you include them) or use a jalapeno or hot yellow pepper, diced
- 2-4 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely diced or minced
- Sweet potato fries, cooked according to package directions (you can also use traditional potato fries)
- Handful of fresh coarsely chopped cilantro (I think sliced green onions would be a good substitute)
- Salt and pepper
- Dash of hot sauce if needed (I used Sriracha)
Recipe adapted from multiple sources