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Lomo saltado

Lomo Saltado

A Peruvian stir fry with sirloin, tomatoes, onion, french fries and rice.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 3 people
Calories 816 kcal


  • 1 large skillet
  • 1 large pot



  • 1 lb sirloin steak
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • pepper

Homemade Aji Amarillo

  • 3 poblano peppers
  • 3 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 mango

Stir Fry

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp parsley chopped

The Fixings

  • 1 lb golden potatoes
  • cups white rice



  • Cut the sirloin steak into strips. Season with salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside while working on the aji amarillo paste.

Homemade Aji Amarillo Paste

  • Skip this step if you use premade paste. Cut the peppers open and separate the seeds from the peppers. Boil the peppers in a pot of water for 10 minutes. Take the peppers off the heat and blanche them (put them in ice water). Peel the outer skin off the peppers.
  • Slice the mango and put in a blender. Add the peppers to the blender as well. Add pepper seeds if you want a hotter paste. Blend until ingredients are well combined.


  • Cut the potatoes into french fry shapes. Heat up a large pot of vegetable oil. Flick a drop of water into the pot, if it bubbles and crackles heavily, add your potatoes.
  • Deep fry potatoes for 10 minutes, or until a little darker than golden brown. Salt them right after taking out.

Stir Fry

  • Add vegetable oil to a large skillet and heat up. Add the sirloin strips. Cook until meat is nicely browned, about 6 minutes. Remove meat from skillet.
  • Add onion to skillet. Fry for 5 minutes, or until onion softens and has browning. Add tomatoes, garlic, and 3 tablespoons of your aji amarillo paste (2 if using premade). Cook for another 6 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, parsely, and steak. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Put French fries on the plate. Top with your stir fry. Put a scoop of rice on the side. Garnish with parsley.


Calories: 816kcalCarbohydrates: 117gProtein: 47gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 841mgPotassium: 1828mgFiber: 10gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1735IUVitamin C: 165mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 9mg
Keyword aji amarillo, lomo saltado, papas fritas, peru, peruvian food, potatoes, sirloin, stir fry, tomatoes
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