Recipe: Bistec A La Mexicana

Bistec A La Mexicana

Bistec A La Mexicana is a traditional recipe from the city of Puebla in Mexico. Mariana & Isaias Castaneda from ‘The Taste of Puebla” demonstrate how easy it is to make and share happy memories of their hometown in Puebla. Made with all fresh ingredients – it’s the perfect dish for easy entertaining.


  • 2 pounds of flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 5 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of water


Step 1.) Cut flank steak into portioned sized pieces.Then in a bowl marinate steak with 1 tablespoon of garlic salt letting it sit for 30 minutes. Next dice the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro and set it aside for later.

Step 2.) In a pan add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil while it’s on medium heat. When the pan is hot add the flank steak letting it sear for around 4 minutes.

Step 3.) When the steak is ready add the tomato, onion, and jalapeno into the pan while stirring pour in the 1/4 cup of water. Taste test to check if you would like more garlic salt than add the 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro. Stir well for 2 minutes and enjoy!

By: Mariana Castaneda, Taste of Puebla