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Colombian Steak with Onion-Tomato Sauce

Colombian Steak with Onion-Tomato Sauce Recipe

Sirloin steak is one of the tastiest cuts of beef out there, and if your food budget is a concern, it’s a lot less expensive to enjoy this dish at home versus going out to eat. We love this recipe because it’s a straightforward dish to prepare, and while there are tons of different ways to enjoy steak, this Colombian-inspired recipe stands out for a few reasons – it keeps things fairly simple, your additional sauce ingredients are inexpensive, and it can be whipped up in under 45 minutes – all great things for nights when you don’t have a lot of time to be in the kitchen.

In addition to the steak, the other feature of this recipe is the strong tomato-onion base. For some, these ingredients raw are just too strong, but cooked in this recipe they are beyond delicious. Even better, they provide a dose of micro-nutrients that help take this meal from satisfying to healthful. Just looking at the tomatoes, you’ll be getting a ton of Vitamins A, C, and K, plus the antioxidant lycopene. It makes this dish a great example of why we love Paleo – it’s delicious and good for you.

Although this dish doesn’t take too long to prepare, it does require your full attention for pretty much the entire cook time, so pairing with a simpler side is your best bet here. We think a great dish for this is the spicy honey-roasted carrots – they’re yummy and very low maintenance.

Colombian Steak With Onion-Tomato Sauce Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 20 min

Protein: 71g / %

Carbs: 10g / %

Fat: 21g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 2 lbs. sirloin tip steak, sliced
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Cooking fat
  • Fresh cilantro to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steak Preparation


  1. Season the steak to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Melt cooking fat in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown the steak 4 to 5 minutes; set aside.
  3. Add more cooking fat to the skillet, lower heat to medium, and add the onions.
  4. Cook, stirring for 6 to 8 minutes; then, add the garlic and cook another minute or two.
  5. Add in the sliced tomatoes and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Pour the chicken or beef stock into the pan and cook, stirring until tomatoes are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Add the steak back to the skillet; season with cumin and pour lime juice into the mixture.
  8. Toss everything and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Adjust seasoning as needed; serve topped with fresh cilantro and sliced lime.
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