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Lomo Saltado
with oven fries

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This Peruvian dish, which we last featured in 2020, is cooked like a stir-fry. Seared steak, peppers, and onions are tossed with fresh tomatoes for extra savory flavor and served with crispy fries 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!

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Oven Fries:
  • Oven fries, frozen - 1 lb
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
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
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro leaves (opt) - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers / Onions / Garlic - Prep as directed. 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, soy sauce, 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 (if using) / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to temperature recommended on the package of frozen fries.

  2. Spread fries out on a sheet pan. Lightly drizzle with oil (portion for fries) and sprinkle with dried oregano.

  3. Bake fries according to package directions.

  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 (84)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (9)

Most Helpful

This begged for melted cheddar on the fries and sour cream to top it all. This one was amazing, going into our regular rotation.

By: Sara
Posted: Feb 01, 2022
Diet: Original
3 Helpful

44 reviews

Love this. I have made it a few times and it is enjoyed by the whole family

By: Kimberly
Posted: Apr 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Excellent and easy meal. Fun with the fries and would be great with any potato.

By: Christy
Posted: Mar 10, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was delicious! I only marinated it for 1 hour. If I had marinated longer it would have been 5 stars. Great easy and quick meal!

By: LeAnn
Posted: Mar 08, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great recipe. I used sweet potato fries and the flavors were great. I should have let the fries crisp up even more in the oven. By the time we got the dish from the plate and into our mouths, the fries were soggy. Leftovers of the meat+peppers were great. Honestly, I love this so much more on tortillas than on the fries.

By: Bethany
Posted: Feb 22, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This is a cooksmarts fave and I’m always happy when it’s on the menu. The marinated steak is so delicious and this is a relatively easy meal. (Plus, French fries!!)

By: Melissa
Posted: Feb 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I try to avoid red meat so I used chicken thighs and it turned out great!

By: Jenna
Posted: Feb 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful