Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef)

I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!

I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef)

For all meat and potato lovers out there, this healthier spin on a classic Peruvian roast combines two of my favorite dishes – Latin and Chinese! Add a little Peruvian green sauce on top if you like it hot !!

I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!

Chinese cuisine in Peru, called "Chifa", is embedded in Peruvian culture, where you will find a wonderful blend of flavors, colors, textures using Chinese and Peruvian ingredients.

What is Lomo Saltado?

I took one of Peru's most emblematic dishes, "Lomo Saltado" and lightened it up a bit – without losing any of its amazing flavor. This dish is made with strips of sirloin seasoned with cumin, stirred with tomatoes, red onions, soy sauce, coriander and finished with french fries – what a combination right? Believe me, it works!

In Peru, they use a yellow pepper called aji amarillo, but it is not commonly found here in the states. So I subbed it with a jalapeno and added mini yellow peppers in their place. Instead of roasting my potatoes, I baked my french fries in the oven until golden and crispy, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder – SO GOOD! You want to make these with everything!

I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!

In Peru, they also serve this dish with rice, but I personally find that it is only stuffed with potatoes. Plus I add a slice of avocado on the side, it's perfect.

Now, for those of you who have completely written off potatoes from your diet because you think they are bad for you, I am here to tell you that they are actually good for you! There are plenty of misconceptions about potatoes, but the truth is that they are not the carbohydrate bastard that everyone thinks they are!

The fact is that potatoes are a whole food – it is food in its natural state, nothing processed or refined. In fact, a medium sized potato is only 110 calories, does not have fat, sodium or cholesterol. It also provides 45 percent of your daily vitamin C value and has more potassium than a banana! It is also rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium, all of which are listed as nutrient deficiencies in the American diet. So don't blame the potato – it's often the preparation and filling that adds fat and calories. Plus, they are naturally gluten free and are part of a clean eating diet! You can see more facts about potato feed here.

I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef)

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 min

I put a healthier spin on Lomo Saltado (Peruvian beef), one of my favorite Peruvian dishes!

For baked fries:

  • canola cooking spray
  • 1 medium, 5.3 oz potato, russet or yukon gold, washed and dried
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

For the beef:

  • 1/2 kg lean sirloin, cut into small, thin strips
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thick strips
  • 2 mini yellow peppers or 1 large
  • 1 large jalapeno, ribbed and grafted, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy, use tamari for gluten-free and coconut amino for 30
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
  • Preheat oven to 400 ° F.

  • Place a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.

  • Cut the potato lengthwise into 1/3 inch thick slices; cut each slice into 1/3 inch fries. Place on baking sheet and toss with oil to evenly coat. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place on a single layer on the greased baking sheet.

  • Bake uncovered on the bottom third of the oven for about 25 minutes or until crispy and golden.

  • Meanwhile, season meat with salt, pepper and cumin.

  • Heat a large wok over high heat. Add oil and steak when hot, cook about 2 minutes, until brown on both sides. Add the onion, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add tomato, soy sauce and vinegar and cook 1 minute more. Season with more salt as needed, remove from heat and finish with cilantro.

  • Serve immediately with French fries and evenly distribute between 2 plates.

Serving: 1/2 of the recipe, Calories: 308.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 522mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g

Blue Smart Points: 7

Green Smart Points: 7

Purple Smart Points: 5

Points +: 8

Keywords: Beef Stir Fry, Latin Beef Recipes, Lomo Saltado, Lomo Saltado Recipe, Peruvian Beef Stir Fry

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Potato Board. I created this recipe and received compensation to doso I hope you enjoy!

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