Beef Kelaguen


This kelaguen (beef ceviche) is my dad's recipe from Dededo, Guam. This is no-heat cooking; the meat "cooks" in the marinade. Serve over rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ½ cups lemon juice, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • Tabasco to taste

  • 2 pounds beef flank steak, very thinly sliced against the grain

  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Pour lemon juice, soy sauce, and Tabasco into a large, glass bowl. Stir in beef and green onions. Add additional lemon juice if needed to cover the beef.

  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and allow to rest at room temperature for 1 hour, until meat turns a grayish-brown color and appears cooked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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