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Carne Frita Recipe


  • 1 ⁄2 kg sirloin
  • 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar
  • 1 ⁄4 cup dark soy sauce preferably Filipino soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 ⁄2 cup water
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 2 white onions
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Slice sirloin 1/8 inch thick.
  • In a saucepan put in the meat, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic,laurel leaf and peppercorns. Boil the meat over low heat. Leave uncovered until the smell of vinegar dissipates, DO NOT STIR.
  • Add water when needed.
  • Cover and let simmer until meat is very tender.
  • Season with salt.
  • Slice the white onions into rings.
  • In a frying pan, saute the onions till wilted. Remove from pan.
  • Put in the meat, reserve the liquid it was boiled inches
  • Brown the meat. Add the reserved liquid. Let it simmer till liquid has been reduced.
  • Transfer meat to a platter, pour sauce over. Top with sauteed onions. Serve hot with Jasmine rice.