Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado is a traditional Peruvian stir-fry consisting of steak, veggies, and french fries! You’re going to love this quick dinner. Big thanks to Prom Peru for sponsoring this post.
Authentic Peruvian lomo saltado - a steak stirfry served with rice and hot French fries!

Alright, friends, I’m here with something a little different today!

I’m venturing outside of my casserole comfort zone and even stepping out of my (completely Americanized) Mexican food love, to bring you a traditional Peruvian dish. You’re going to flip for this one. Just WAIT until you get a load of this recipe.

Lomo Saltado is basically a steak stir-fry that is served over rice with…wait for it…French fries.

I can’t even.

Authentic Peruvian lomo saltado - a steak stirfry served with rice and hot French fries!

Now, because I’ve never actually had authentic Peruvian food, I left this recipe to the experts and just made it in my home, photographed it, and am sharing it here. I didn’t make a bunch of tweaks or try to start from scratch, because I really wanted this to be authentic! Most lomo saltado recipes include aji amarillo chili peppers and this one did not. I did add in a few peppers to make up for that. Feel free to do your own thing with this one! It’ll be delicious either way!

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Authentic Peruvian lomo saltado - a steak stirfry served with rice and hot French fries!

Lomo Saltado

If you can find an aji amarillo chili pepper, please omit the yellow bell pepper and poblano in place of that. Here in my little grocery store in the middle of nowhere, I did the best I could. I wanted the bright yellow color and a bit of spice, so I did what I had to do. Forgive me. It was still delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces thin sliced ribeye steak
  • 1/2 teaspooon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 poblano pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup freshly fried French fries, for serving
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, for serving

Directions:

  1. Slice the steak into thin strips and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat. Add the steak and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.
  3. While steak is cooking, slice the peppers, onion, and tomato into thin slices.
  4. Add the vegetables to the pan with the steak and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the soy sauce and beef broth to the pan and stir well. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cilantro.
  7. Serve over rice with french fries.