Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

It’s funny how I stumble across new recipes I’ve never heard about, tasted or seen.  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 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 Peruvian 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 – 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.

Ingredients

  • 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.
  • Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,
  • Karista
  • Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)
  • Ingredients
  • 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)
Read the whole recipe on Karista's Kitchen