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Lomo Saltado
with sweet potato fries

Active: 25 min Total: 45 min
This is a Peruvian dish that is cooked like a stir-fry. Seared steak, peppers, and onions are tossed with fresh tomatoes for extra savory flavor and served with fries (sweet potato fries in this paleo version) for texture. It's a really fun meal that can be easily customized with other vegetables or proteins.
Smarts: Some versions of this dish have the crispy fries tossed with the stir-fry at the very end of cooking, but in testing we preferred to combine them on the plate so the fries retained their crunch. Try it however you prefer!

Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Lomo Saltado:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 2, sliced
  • Onions, medium and red - 1, thinly sliced
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Steak, flank, skirt, or hanger - 1 lb, thinly sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
Sweet Potato Fries:
  • Sweet potato fries, frozen - 1 lb (look for a paleo-friendly brand or buy sweet potatoes to slice into fries)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Sweet potatoes (if slicing your own) / Bell peppers / Onions / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store sweet potatoes in one container. Combine peppers and onions. Store garlic separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Steak - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating for fries while steak marinates.) Thinly slice steak against the grain. Combine steak with oil (first portion for lomo saltado), garlic, aminos, vinegar, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Tenderize with a fork and toss to coat. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 2 days. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  3. Cilantro / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to temperature recommended on the package of frozen fries (or to 400F / 204C if you sliced your own fries).
  2. Spread fries out on a sheet pan. Drizzle with oil (portion for fries) and sprinkle with dried oregano. (If you sliced your own fries, add some salt and toss everything well to combine.)
  3. Bake fries according to package directions. (If you sliced your own fries, they should take 20 to 25 minutes to bake; shake the pan halfway through cooking.)
  4. While fries bake, heat a wok or skillet with oil (second portion for lomo saltado) over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell peppers and saute until starting to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. (Note: if the peppers start to burn in the hot wok before they are tender, add a splash of water.) Season onions and peppers with some salt.
  5. Next, move onions and peppers off to the sides of the wok and add steak (discard marinade) into the center of the wok. Cook steak, without stirring, until it starts to brown on the bottom, ~2 minutes. Start turning the steak to cook on all sides, gently folding in peppers and onions as it cooks, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Add tomatoes to the wok and toss everything together until tomatoes soften and steak is cooked to your liking.
  7. Serve steak and peppers over fries with cilantro on top and hot sauce on the side (if you’d like). Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (75)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (14)

Most Helpful

I used to eat a LOT of lomo saltado and this is a totally legit recipe! Great flavors for not a lot of work. Definitely making this again!

By: Lynn
Posted: Oct 20, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

62 reviews

This was fun everyone liked it! Used restaurant style seasoned fries in air fryer & easy for veggie & meat eaters. Easy weeknight meal too.

By: Jessie
Posted: Sep 26, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Found it a bit too greasy. Marinade was good but didn't remind me of a lomo dish. I'll try the original version in a few weeks

By: Luis
Posted: May 03, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Has become a family favorite!

By: Lindsey
Posted: Feb 05, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It’s very delicious... just not the healthiest. Won’t be making it all the time but will definitely repeat!!

By: Jennifer
Posted: Feb 05, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a great winter meal. I used sweet potato fries in the air fryer. The meat was delicious, tender and very flavorful. I used more peppers than called for and served it with broccoli, because we like a balanced plate. There's nothing I would change.

By: Johanna
Posted: Feb 01, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is great - we make this frequently. I always through in lots of hot sauce. Even though most of my family doesn't like to eat the tomatoes, these make the dish is they're fresh - they bring a refreshing, sharp citrusy flavor among the rest.

By: Kirsten
Posted: Dec 26, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful