Pinoy Recipe: Delicious Bistek with liver spread

Pinoy Recipe: Delicious Bistek with liver spread

Make bistek with a twist using a unique ingredient - liver spread!


Bistek, or Filipino beef steak

Would you like to add an exciting new spin to your traditional bistek? This recipe from CDO has a secret added flavor to it – liver spread. Not only does it give the sauce a unique new taste, it makes it thicker and richer, too!

Pinoy Recipe: How to make Bistek with Liver Spread


1 85g can liver spread
½ cup soy sauce
The juice of 5 calamansi
1 tbsp brown sugar
½ liter water
500 g beef sirloin, sliced thin
2 white onions, cut into rings
Salt and pepper


  1. In a bowl or food keeper, combine the liver spread, soy sauce, calamansi juice, brown sugar and water to make a marinade.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper, then marinade in the soy sauce mixture for at least 15 minutes.
  3. After marinading, sear the meat in a hot pan for about 30 seconds on each side. Remove meat from the pan and set aside.
  4. Pour remaining marinade into the same pan and allow to simmer. Add the beef and onion rings into the sauce, and adjust seasoning as needed. Simmer for another minute.
  5. Serve hot.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Patricia de Castro-Cuyugan

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