Beef lovers will love this quick Colombian steak dish, Carne en Bistec, cooked with onions, tomatoes, and cumin. The onions and tomatoes make an aromatic sauce that is wonderfully served over rice.
Carne en Bistec – Colombian steak
Serve this with an egg on top and it’s called Bistec a Caballo. My mom is Colombian and has made this dish all the time I was a kid. It was one of my favorite dishes! A couple of other Latin American recipes that I love are carne machacada (cube steak with peppers and onions), carne guisada, and pork chops marinated with garlic and lime.
If I had to describe Latin American cuisine in one word, it is definitely taste and comfort. My friends and family love it when I cook some of the Latin American dishes I ate as a kid. For me these dishes are my comfort food. Picadillo, Sancocho, Pollo Guisado are all dishes that make me feel at home.
You can find variations of this recipe in various South and Central American countries and regions. Some finely chop the tomatoes and onions, others use spring onions instead of onions, which is delicious too. When I was a kid I pushed the onions away, but now I just love them. For me, the egg above is a must, but it’s completely optional.
Prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking. Cut the steaks very thinly so that they cook quickly. Serve them over cauliflower rice or sautéed vegetables to make them low in carbohydrates with very little marbling. This cut usually needs to be marinated or cut very thinly so it doesn’t get hard. Here’s a great reference that I often refer to for the 29 lean cuts of beef. If your budget allows, buy grass-fed beef, which is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol and has more omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered heart-healthy.
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Colombian Carne Bistec – Colombian steak with onions and tomatoes
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15th min
Total time: 25th min
Beef lovers will love this quick Colombian steak dish, Carne en Bistec, cooked with onions, tomatoes, and cumin.
1-1 / 2 lbs Sirloin steak, very thinly cutkosher salt to taste1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder1/2 teaspoon cumin4th TL olive oil1 medium onion, thinly sliced or chopped1 very large tomato or 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced or choppedboiled rice and fried eggs, optional for serving
Season the steak with 1 teaspoon of salt and garlic powder.
Heat a large pan until very hot.
Add 2 teaspoons of oil, then half of the steak and cook until browned for less than a minute on each side.
Set the steak aside, add another teaspoon of oil and cook the remaining steak. Put aside.
Reduce the heat to medium, add another teaspoon of oil and add the onions.
Cook for 2 minutes until tender, then add the tomatoes.
Add more salt to taste, about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to taste. Add black pepper and cumin seeds and reduce the heat to medium-low.
Add 1/4 cup of water and simmer for a few minutes to make a sauce. Add more water if needed and adjust the spices as needed.
Put the steak back in the pan with the drops, mix well and remove from heat.
Serve over rice or vegetable rice for a low-carb option with an egg, sunny side up.
Portion: 4thOunce steak with sauce + onions tomatoes, Calories: 188kcal, Carbohydrates: 3G, Protein: 25.2G, Fat: 7.2G, Saturated fatty acids: 0.5G, Sodium: 49mg, Fiber: 0.7G
Blue Smart Points: 4th
Green Smart Points: 4th
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 4th
Keywords: Carne Bistec, Colombian Steak, Spanish Steak Recipes, Steak and Tomatoes, Steak with Tomatoes and Onions
Posted January 10, 2021 by Gina
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