How to Cook Filipino Bistek (Pork Tenderloin)

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How to Cook Filipino Bistek (Pork Tenderloin) Recipe
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Get your pork tenderloin ready by rinsing it off with water. This is a little over a pound.

Get your pork tenderloin ready by rinsing it off with water. This is a little over a pound.

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Cut the tenderloin as thin as you can without making it really small pieces. This is easier when your knife is sharp- I sharpened mine right before (don't forget to rinse the knife after sharpening!)

Cut the tenderloin as thin as you can without making it really small pieces. This is easier when your knife is sharp- I sharpened mine right before (don't forget to rinse the knife after sharpening!)

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Can be pretty tedious and take long if you're not the best with a knife, but don't get lazy toward the end! Keep the pieces as thin as you can. Don't worry, the cooking part is fast. 😜

Can be pretty tedious and take long if you're not the best with a knife, but don't get lazy toward the end! Keep the pieces as thin as you can. Don't worry, the cooking part is fast. 😜

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Mince about a heaping teaspoons worth of garlic and slice up half an onion like so. πŸ”ͺ

Mince about a heaping teaspoons worth of garlic and slice up half an onion like so. πŸ”ͺ

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Start off first by cooking the minced garlic in about a tablespoon of oil. I used olive oil. When the garlic starts to slightly brown, go ahead and add in that chopped onion.

Start off first by cooking the minced garlic in about a tablespoon of oil. I used olive oil. When the garlic starts to slightly brown, go ahead and add in that chopped onion.

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Work on trying to separate the layers. It gets easier as they get cooked. Keep the temperature medium to low heat. Adjust accordingly. You don't want anything to fully brown.

Work on trying to separate the layers. It gets easier as they get cooked. Keep the temperature medium to low heat. Adjust accordingly. You don't want anything to fully brown.

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When the onions start to get a little clear around their edges, it's time to add the meat!

When the onions start to get a little clear around their edges, it's time to add the meat!

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The meat will stick together a lot at first, but mix, flip, turn, and move it around to get the pieces separated. Don't be too rough with it since the slices are so thin they could rip.

The meat will stick together a lot at first, but mix, flip, turn, and move it around to get the pieces separated. Don't be too rough with it since the slices are so thin they could rip.

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Add about 4 tablespoons of soy sauce. I usually don't use measuring tools and eye it, so this is just a rough estimate. I use lite soy sauce which is just as good as regular!

Add about 4 tablespoons of soy sauce. I usually don't use measuring tools and eye it, so this is just a rough estimate. I use lite soy sauce which is just as good as regular!

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Continue to mix.. You can also add in 1/2 a tablespoon of sugar. Makes it just a little sweet. **Optional** Sometimes I add some in, sometimes I don't. Today I did. πŸ˜†

Continue to mix.. You can also add in 1/2 a tablespoon of sugar. Makes it just a little sweet. **Optional** Sometimes I add some in, sometimes I don't. Today I did. πŸ˜†

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When most of the meat is cooked, add in some lemon! I used about 1/4 of my lemon. This part can be about preference, so you can add as little or as much as you want, but you should be able to taste it

When most of the meat is cooked, add in some lemon! I used about 1/4 of my lemon. This part can be about preference, so you can add as little or as much as you want, but you should be able to taste it

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Mix until fully cooked! You don't want to keep it cooking too long or else the meat will get dry. Taste test time! If you think it needs more lemon, go ahead and add more in. πŸ‹

Mix until fully cooked! You don't want to keep it cooking too long or else the meat will get dry. Taste test time! If you think it needs more lemon, go ahead and add more in. πŸ‹

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Enjoy over white rice! I had mine cooking while I was at the stove so it was timed perfectly. Don't forget your side of veggies! Broccoli for me tonight ☺️

Enjoy over white rice! I had mine cooking while I was at the stove so it was timed perfectly. Don't forget your side of veggies! Broccoli for me tonight ☺️

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