Recipe By Perricholi
Published Jun 8th
Prep 30m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 4 servings Calories 498

This is a traditional, very easy dish to make. I might add that it’s very popular with finicky kids and adults as well.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen French fries
  • vegetable oil as needed
  • 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Prepare the bag of French fries according to package directions.
  2. 2 While the French fries are cooking, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Season the sliced meat with salt and pepper to taste. Fry the meat until just cooked, and the juices begin to release. Remove the meat from the frying pan, then cook the onions, with additional oil if needed, until they are transparent. Stir in the tomato and aji amarillo; cook until the tomato softens. Pour in the vinegar and soy sauce, add the French fries, cover, and cook until the beef is done, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 498
  • Carbohydrate 37.8 g
  • Cholesterol 73.7 mg
  • Fat 27.3 g
  • Fiber 4.6 g
  • Protein 26.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.2 g
  • Sodium 606.1 mg
  • Sugar 6 g


  1. This recipe had a good flavor but it was too "stew-y". Lomo saltado is supposed to be "stir-fried". There is no covering to let the meat cook in stir frying! The method of cooking has a big impact on the flavor. Here are grandma's bulletpoints: 1) Lomo saltado is made with *lomo*, meaning tenderloin. If - Read more ...
  2. Lomo Saltado! I marinated my stir fry beef in red wine vinegar soy sauce garlic powder and a little freshly ground black pepper while I prepared my vegatables fries and rice. I as able to find aji amarillo at my local Latino grocery. I used fresh chopped cilantro instead of parsley and I went with - Read more ...
  3. Wow this was absolutely delicious! Imperative that the meat is marinated in the vinegar/soy sauce for at least a half an hour. Like others I added cumin garlic and subbed cilantro for the parsley. I used Ore Ida steak fries to much success! I did turn up the heat to almost a broil for an - Read more ...
  4. My family is from Peru and this is a favorite when we visit Lima, and at home. I marinated the meat in the vinegar and soy sauce. Gave the meat a nice flavor. Used red onion and made my own french fries. Also used cilantro instead of parsley and added quite a bit of minced - Read more ...
  5. My husband is Peruvian, his family introduced me to this, they have it almost every sunday.. Also living in Miami, there are tons of latin/south american restaurants that serve this dish. Tastes authentic, the only things I did was: marinate the meat in the vinegar and soy sauce,thinly slice hot yellow peppers add a bit - Read more ...
  6. I am peruvian and had loved this recipe since I was a child. Instead of using frozen fries, try making the fries yourself by chopping potatoes into fries and making frying them in a pan, just add a little olive oil. They come out cruncy and great! Also, added cumin and minced garlic to the - Read more ...
  7. I have made this meal several times. I never peel or de-seed the tomatoes. That's a waste of time. Make sure to use RED onions for better flavor. Don't use parsley, use cilantro!!1 Never use Ore-Ida frozen potatoes, they fall apart. Cut your own fresh potato fries or some other brand. I like to use - Read more ...
  8. I'm Peruvian and also think this is a great recipe. Marinating the meat and adding cumin are great tips. Sometimes when I make this I bring home large fries from a fast food joint then just throw them on top of the stir fry.
  9. I first encountered Lomo Saltado in a small Latin restaurant in my area where it quickly became a favorite. Unfortunately the restaurant took this dish off the menu so I was very pleased to discover it on this site and re-create it at home. As is I think this recipe is OK. If you re - Read more ...