Bistec Encebollado ~ Steak and Onions

Bistec Encebollado ~ Steak and Onions Recipe Card
Bistec Encebollado ~ Steak and Onions Recipe Card

Bistec Encebollado is simply steak and onions. This Puerto Rican recipe is outstanding in flavor but also incredibly easy to make.

Bistec Encebollado ~ Steak and Onions

Bistec Encebollado

This steak cooked with onion sauce is a Puerto Rican classic and is especially good over white rice with tomato.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Servings 4 people


  • 2 lbs beef steak thinly sliced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • dash dried oregano leaves
  • 2 large white onions sliced in rings
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Dump all ingredients in a gallon-size plastic bag and turn so that all the ingredients mix together. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or a couple of days (or freeze for later use).
  • Dump contents of bag in a heavy skillet and bring it to a boil. Cook over low heat, covered, for about 40 minutes or so. The meat will be very tender and tasty.
  • Serve with white rice and tostones.


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