Gluten-free lomo saltado is a Peruvian stir-fry, and I can't stop making it!
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Inspired by our 6-month trip of traveling the world, I love to cook dishes from the places we visited, like Peru. And this Peruvian stiry-fry dish of lomo saltado has become a staple dinner in our home.
Lomo saltado is a beef dish, literally translated to "salty loin/meat". It uses tender beef sirloin, tomato, onion, and french fries with soy sauce and vinegar for a tasty and hearty meal.
Our friend Emily shared pictures of her Dad making lomo saltado on Instagram a few weeks ago, and I was intrigued. So I decided to make it at home!
Here's what you'll need to make this easy beef stir fry with french fries:
-Garlic (2 cloves)
-Frozen French Fries (you will cook them first before adding to the stir-fry)
-Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, like this one from San Jay
-Red Wine Vinegar
-Cilantro, for garnish
The process for making lomo saltado is simple and quick. You'll brown the beef for a few minutes (the tender cut of meat and small pieces means it will cook quickly). Then you'll cook the onions, followed by the tomatoes and garlic to soften. Finally, everything gets added back to the pan with the soy sauce & vinegar and hot french fries and it's done. This meal usually takes me less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
What should I serve with lomo saltado?
Lomo saltado goes great with this copycat Chipotle recipe for cilantro lime rice. Add some sliced avocado and this meal is a winner - comfort food in a bowl, with crispy french fries too. I also like to sprinkle fresh cilantro on gluten-free lomo saltado for color, and even a squeeze of lime sometimes too.
Looking for more gluten-free dinner recipes?
This is the pad thai I learned to make right in Thailand, with a homemade sauce too!
This gluten-free potato leek soup is super creamy without the dairy.
Veggie chili requires minimum prep work and is packed with vegetables.
Want something easy with tons of flavor? Try chicken piccata over pasta or rice.
If you love this recipe, please leave a comment! Thank you so much!
Gluten-Free Lomo Saltado Recipe
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 lb sirloin steak, cut into strips or small pieces
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- ½ red onion, sliced thin
- 1 medium tomato, sliced
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 lb french fries, hot
- 1 lb white rice, cooked
- Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
Heat vegetable oil in a large pan over high heat. Add the steak, season with salt and pepper, and cook until browned, about 6-7 minutes. Using tongs, remove the steak from a pan to a plate. Don’t drain anything! Begin cooking the french fries in the oven as the steak cooks - this will ensure both are done around the same time!
Into the pan, add the sliced red onion and cook for about 5 minutes until softened and browned. Reduce heat slightly, and add the sliced tomato and minced garlic (be careful garlic does not burn). Cook for another 5-7 minutes, until the tomatoes have softened but still intact and not mushy.
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and red wine vinegar with a fork. Add steak back to the pan, along with the sauce mixture. Toss for 1-2 minutes to allow the sauce to coat everything.
Lomo saltado can be refrigerated for a few days, but the fries can lose their crispiness. It’s best served fresh, and hot!
To ensure your dish is gluten-free, make sure to use a gluten-free soy sauce. My go-to brands are San-J, La Choy, or Bragg's, but there are many options out there.
The cilantro lime recipe I use (that's really easy and sooo good!) can be found here.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 825Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 104mgSodium 819mgCarbohydrates 82gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 39g
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Have you ever had lomo saltado?
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