Peruvian Style Beef and Chips, Lomo Saltado

Peruvian Style Beef and Chips, Lomo Saltado

Have you heard of Lomo Saltado before? Well if you haven’t, then today I shall tell you a little about it. As many of you know, food is my obsession, and what happens when we are obsessed with something, it takes over and it becomes powerless to resist. Well I have no issues with this type of obsession because it pushes me to new heights and makes my brain work the way it should. So this obsession I have with Food can stay. 

Peruvian Beef- Lomo Saltado
Peruvian Beef- Lomo Saltado

So back to the Saltado. I am intrigued by all types of cuisines and I want to try my hand on as many as possible. Lomo Saltado is one of the most popular foods in Peru. It literally means “sautéed beef”.  It is typically made with beef, yellow peppers, onion, tomatoes and other veg and tossed together with chips (fries). All the recipes that I found, talk of an Amarillo paste, yellow pepper paste. I tried to find the paste in my local area, but unfortunately that didn’t not work to my liking. So I decided to try my hand at making something similar to add to the authenticity of the dish. 

Peruvian Beef- Lomo Saltado
Peruvian Beef

Really this dish is simple and and an absolute must try…. I mean just think about it, sautéed beef and chips, could there be a better combination? Go on, save the recipe and try it this weekend. Happy Cooking, Pri

Peruvian Beef- Lomo Saltado

Peruvian Beef- Lomo Saltado

Apriena Jugoo Pummer
A simple Peruvian Lomo Saltado- Delicious Beef cooked with a yellow pepper paste with onion, tomatoes and chips (fries)
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Latino, Peruvian
Servings 5


  • 500 grams McCain Asian Stir Fry
  • 400 grams McCain Fry Chips
  • 600 beef rump cut into thick strips
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion thickly sliced
  • 1/3 cup beef stock
  • ½ cup rosa tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped coriander
  • Ingredients for Yellow Pepper Paste:
  • 1 yellow pepper roughly chopped
  • ½ onion roughly chopped
  • ¾ chilies chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook McCain Fry Chips according to package instructions
  • Combine the beef with 1 teaspoon cumin, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and pepper and set aside
  • Heat oil in a pan and once very hot, fry the beef in batches until nicely browned-about 2 minutes per batch – remove the beef and set aside
  • To the same pan, add the chopped red onions and allow to fry for about 2 minutes
  • Now add the rest of the cumin powder, soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of the yellow pepper paste
  • Add the Asian Stir Fry mix
  • Allow to cook for 5 minutes then add the stock and rosa tomatoes
  • Cook until the liquid reduces- about 6 minutes
  • Add the beef and chips, adjust seasoning and top with chopped coriander and serve
Keyword Beef, chips, Fries, Lomo Saltado, Peruvian Food, stir fry veg

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