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Bistek Recipe with Sprite

Bistek Recipe with Sprite


Bistek is a popular Filipino dish known its delicious combination of tender beef slices and tangy soy sauce marinade. In this recipe, we will take it up a notch by incorporating the refreshing and effervescent flavor of Sprite. The sweetness of the Sprite complements the savory elements, creating a unique and delightful twist to the traditional Bistek. Follow this detailed recipe to create a scrumptious Bistek with Sprite that will surely impress your family and friends.


- 500 grams beef sirloin, thinly sliced

- 1 cup Sprite

- ½ cup soy sauce

- ¼ cup calamansi juice (or lemon juice as a substitute)

- 3 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 large onion, thinly sliced

- 3 tablespoons cooking oil

- Salt and pepper to taste


1. Marinate the beef:

   - In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, calamansi juice, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

   - Add the beef slices to the marinade, ensuring they are fully coated.

   - Cover the bowl and let the beef marinate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.

2. Sauté the onions:

   - Heat the cooking oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

   - Add the thinly sliced onions and sauté until they become translucent and slightly caramelized.

   - Remove the onions from the pan and set them aside, keeping them warm.

3. Cook the beef:

   - In the same pan, add the marinated beef slices, reserving the marinade.

   - Cook the beef over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it browns and becomes tender.

   - This should take approximately 5-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of the beef slices.

4. Deglaze the pan:

   - Pour the reserved marinade into the pan with the cooked beef.

   - Add the Sprite, which will add a touch of sweetness and enhance the flavors.

   - Stir well to combine all the ingredients.

5. Simmer and reduce:

   - Lower the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

   - The sauce will gradually reduce and thicken, creating a rich and flavorful glaze.

6. Serve:

   - Transfer the cooked beef and sauce onto a serving platter.

   - Garnish with the sautéed onions, giving the dish an added texture and visual appeal.

   - Bistek with Sprite is typically best enjoyed with steamed rice, providing a perfect balance of flavors and textures.


This recipe for Bistek with Sprite elevates the classic Filipino dish to a whole new level. The combination of tender beef, tangy soy sauce, and the unique sweetness of Sprite creates a delightful burst of flavors in every bite. Whether you are preparing a special meal for your loved ones or simply craving a satisfying dish, this Bistek with Sprite recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy the fusion of traditional Filipino flavors with a refreshing twist!


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