Peruvian Lomo Saltado


This lomo saltado recipe is a traditional and very easy dish to make. I might add that it's also very popular with finicky kids and adults.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen French fries

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound beef tri tip, sliced 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 large onion, sliced into strips

  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and sliced into strips

  • 1 yellow chili pepper (preferably Peruvian aji amarillo)

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

  • 1 dash soy sauce to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Arrange frozen French fries in a single layer on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until light golden, 22 to 24 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Season sliced beef with salt and pepper. Cook and stir beef in hot oil until just cooked and the juices release. Use a slotted spoon to transfer beef to a plate.

  5. Cook and stir onions in beef drippings in the pan until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in tomato and aji amarillo; cook until tomato softens. Pour in vinegar and soy sauce.

  6. Add French fries and beef to the pan. Cover and cook until beef is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
27g Fat
38g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 606mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 69mg 347%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1250mg 27%

* 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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