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  • Writer's pictureDeirdre St John

Peruvian Lomo Saltado

One of my favorite Peruvian dishes is Lomo Saltado and I give it bonus points because it's super easy to make. Of course, chopping all of the ingredients are annoying. But, besides that you can throw everything into one pan and let it cook.

Let's jump right into it.

What you'll need:

  • 1 package of frozen French fries

  • Vegetable oil

  • 1 pound of beef chucks

  • 1 large onion, sliced into stripes

  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and sliced into strips

  • 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar

  • A dash of soy sauce

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • 4 cloves of garlic

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley

If I am being honest, looking at the ingredients, I did forget to add two things...but it's okay. Totally fine.

Moving on, the first thing to do is to start cooking the rice that will be paired with this dish.

Finely chop 2 cloves of garlic and throw them in a medium pan with a little bit of vegetable oil. Let the garlic toast for two minutes. While it's toasting, wash 2 cups of rice. Add the rice to the pan with 2 cups of water and half a cup of chicken broth. Put the cover on and let it cook on medium-low heat.

Next, you are going to start cooking the beef. If the chucks are too big, you can cut them in half. Season the beef with salt and pepper.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the beef to the pan.

Photo by Deirdre St. John

As the beef is cooking, start slicing the onion and tomatoes. Finely chop the rest of the garlic. Prepare the air fryer and place three cups of frozen french fries (coated in vegetable oil) into the basket. Set the air fryer to 350 degrees. Set the timer for 20 minutes, flip the fries halfway through.

(NOTE: If you don't have an air fryer, cook the fries in a medium saucepan with vegetable oil).

Once you are done chopping, remove the meat from the pan. Add the onion, tomatoes and garlic. Let it simmer. Season with salt and pepper.

At this point, your rice should be done. Add a little oil and water to the rice. Mix it and turn off the burner. Set aside.

Add the soy sauce and distilled white vinegar to the pan. Mix everything together. When the fries are done, add them to the pan along with the beef. Mix and let it simmer for ten minutes.

& that's it! This is the easiest Peruvian dish to make and it's delicious. I hope you enjoyed this recipe :)).

xo Deirdre

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