Bistec encebollado ( Beef with onions)

Bistec encebollado (beef with onions) is a traditional Latin recipe. The meat is marinated with vinegar and spices, then sautéed and topped with cooked onions.

Bistec encebollado or beef with onions, is one of the most simple recipes that you can make. It is not the same as carne guisada (stewed beef) which is known to be cooked in a tomato-based sauce, and  it’s fairly easy to make ( less time cooking!).

I remember growing up, we used to eat bistec encebollado with white rice and beans, but you can definitely eat it with fried plantains (tostones), Yuca or any other side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 lb. of Sirloin steak, thinly slice.
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Large onion, sliced into rings

For the marinated

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dry oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Preparation:

In a large bowl or food storage bag, mix together garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper, vinegar and oil. Add steak and toss to combine. Seal or cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 30 min.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear steak 3 to 5 minutes on each side and transfer to plate.

In the same skillet cook the onions (add more oil if necessary) for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned.

Topped the cooked steak with the onions and served over white rice or with tostones.

Oh my, this post made me hungry! In fact, as I write it  I remember I have some leftover from this recipe.

So my dear friends until next time, and as always…

Happy Cooking!

Johanny

 

2017 New York Baby Show+ giveaway!

As a blogger, I’m always looking forward to attending new events and shows, and the 2017 New York Baby Show is not exception. Although my mini-me is 12 years old, I do have little nieces and nephews, so I get super excited when I get invited to these kind of gatherings; besides being able to attend these events, it allows me to share with my friends and family what’s “coming soon”.

That’s why I’m super happy to attend the 2017 New York Baby Show for the first time! This show will take place on May 20 & 21 at Pier 94. The New York Baby show once again will be the largest show for new and expecting parents in the country; It provides a great experience for thousands of expecting mommy’s and new families from the New York City area and neighboring counties like no other event.

So, if as a parent you are seeking for a family friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, learning, and of course lots of fun, then the Baby Show is for you!! And guess what? I’m giving away 10 free tickets (family or individual) to my readers just click here!

Hurry up! once the free tickets are gone the code will not longer work; If so, don’t worry you can still get your tickets 50% off right here!

Normal ticket price to attend the New York Baby Show is $30 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per person.

Remember the New York Baby Show is like no other… Will I see you there? I hope so!

Xo,

Johanny

Disclaimer: I received complimentary tickets on behalf of Momtrends to attend this event. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Chipotle stewed eggplants

This post for chipotle stewed eggplants has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias

I love spicy food, in fact, I can say that one of my favorite cuisines is Mexican food. I grew up in the island of the Dominican Republic; spicy food was not part of our diet, we would used “pique” (hot sauce) on certain foods, but definitely not everything.

All that change when I came to the United States…

My Love for spicy food began when I met my two girlfriends who are from Mexico. They introduced me to a variety of different spices and flavors; one of my favorites is Chipotle in Adobo sauce, It has that smoky flavor that can complement almost any recipe. (more…)

MythBusters and Illusions at Liberty Science Center

My 11 year old daughter is into science; She loves to experiment and lately she has been creating homemade slime. It can be a messy hobby , but I surely want  her to explore and be as creative as possible… even if it takes for me to deal with sticky slime every day.

Next month she will be presenting  a science project at her school, so when we received and invitation from Momtrends to attend and learn about a new exhibition at Liberty Science Center we just couldn’t say no.  This was the perfect opportunity for my mini-me to learn more about science! (more…)