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Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Stir Fry)

This popular Peruvian-Chinese fusion enjoys the Chinese stir-fry technique with Peruvian ingredients. Tender beef strips tossed with flavorful and crisp vegetables and french fries plus an amazing aji sauce to top it all of.
Course Entree
Cuisine Peruvian
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 280kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 pound frozen french fries, or homemade fries
  • ½ pound (453g) sirloin or ribeye, sliced into ½-inch strips
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 small green or red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • Green onion and cilantro, for garnish
  • 1 lime


  • 2 -3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste (sub sriracha)
  • 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice, or white wine vinegar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
  • ¼ cup beef broth


  • Preheat the oven and bake your french fries according to the package instructions or make homemade fries.
  • Sliced your sirloin, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and green onions, and mince the garlic and ginger.
  • Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce (optional), vinegar, beef broth, and sriracha in a bowl and set aside.
  • Toss the beef strips with salt and let them set for 30 minutes to tenderize them.
  • Heat oil in skillet or wok over medium to high heat. Season the beef strips with salt and stir-fry them in the skillet for about 30 seconds. You may need to stir-fry it in batches.
  • Next, add garlic and ginger, and stir-fry for about 30 seconds (be careful not to let it burn).
  • Throw in the onions, green pepper, and tomatoes, then stir-fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the sauce and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Remove from the heat and garnish with green onion and cilantro.
  • Serve with the fries, a side of white rice, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.


  • Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 300g | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 1245mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g