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With tender beef marinated in soy sauce and pisco, Lomo Saltado is a delicious Peruvian-Chinese stir-fry that's loaded with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and garlic.

Lomo Saltado

The ultimate mashup of Peruvian and Chinese cuisine, Lomo Saltado is a delicious stir-fry which combines beef marinated in soy sauce and pisco with onions, peppers, and tomatoes. It's topped with a smattering of crisp french fries and served with rice, which makes it a hearty meal that's like an explosion of contrasting colors, tastes, textures, and flavors.
Course Entree
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword chifa, peru, peruvian, stir-fry
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Beef
Diet Dairy-Free, Low Sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 655 kcal

Ingredients

Lomo Saltado marinade

  • 240 grams beef tenderloin sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons pisco
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For French Fries

  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 290 grams potatoes (cut into 1/2-inch thick strips)
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cilantro (chopped)

For Stir-fry

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (divided in 2)
  • 17 grams garlic (~3 large cloves, crushed & chopped)
  • 8 grams ginger (finely minced)
  • 100 grams red onion (sliced into wedges)
  • 100 grams yellow bell pepper (~1/2 pepper, sliced)
  • Aji Amarillo (or other spicy chili pepper, optional)
  • 200 grams tomato (cut into thin wedges, seeds removed)
  • Cilantro (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Add 1-inch of vegetable oil to a heavy bottomed pot and heat to 340 degrees F (170 C)
  2. To make the marinade for the Lomo Saltado, mix the soy sauce, pisco, oyster sauce, red wine vinegar, and black pepper together in a bowl.
    Mixing sauce for Lomo Saltado in a glass bowl with a white spatula
  3. Add the sliced beef to a bowl and marinate with half of the sauce while you prepare the other ingredients.

    Marinating beef tenderloin in sauce for making Lomo Saltado
  4. To make the sauce for the fries, whisk together 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and some chopped cilantro.
    Mixing salt, vinegar and cilantro to make sauce for French fries.
  5. When the oil is up to temperature, add the potatoes and cook until the french fries are golden brown (about 7 minutes).
    Making the French fry topping for Lomo Saltado by deep-frying potatoes in oil.
  6. To make the Lomo Saltado, add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large frying pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the marinated meat and stir-fry until the beef is almost (but not completely) cooked through. Transfer the beef into a bowl and set aside.
    Stir-frying marinated beef in a frying pan.
  7. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the frying pan and add the garlic and ginger. Saute until the aromatics are fragrant (about 30 seconds).
    Sautéing garlic and ginger in a frying pan for making Lomo Saltado
  8. Add the red onions and peppers and stir-fry until the onions are cooked through, but still hold their shape.
    Stir-frying red onions and peppers for making Lomo Saltado.
  9. Add the tomatoes and beef back into the pan and then add the remaining marinade. Toss to coat evenly. The Lomo Saltado is done when the sauce has caramelized around the ingredients. Do not overcook this; otherwise, the tomatoes will leach out a bunch of liquid, making your stir-fry watery.
    Stir-fried Lomo Saltado in a frying pan.
  10. When the potatoes are done, drain and transfer them directly to the vinegar and cilantro sauce and toss them around to coat evenly.
    Tossing fried potatoes in vinegar and salt to make the topping for Lomo Saltado.
  11. Plate the beef with rice and fried potatoes and then garnish with the cilantro. Enjoy it with your favorite hot sauce if you want to add some extra heat.
Nutrition Facts
Lomo Saltado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 655 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1917mg 80%
Potassium 1451mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 5g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 18.7%
Vitamin C 155.5%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 48.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.