Recipe #2 in our series of foods from around the world comes from local leaders in Peru, Mercedes and Willie Malpartida!

Lomo Saltado is traditional Peruvian dish that originated as a part of the Chifa tradition, the Chinese cuisine of Peru. It is a popular stir fry dish, and one of our favorites to eat when we visit! Enjoy this little piece of Peru with your friends and family!

Our Project Manager, Madeline Robless, decided to cook some Lomo Saltado! Check out these behind the scenes photos of the process. 

Lomo Saltado Recipe


  • 20 oz Cooked white Rice
  • 18 oz Sirloin steak (cut in strips)
  • 1 Aji amarillo chili pepper
  • 1 Handful of cilantro
  • 11oz Thick sliced potatoes (for fries)
  • 1 Red onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Beef stock
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 4 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Ground oregano 


Step 1: Make marinade: beef stock, garlic, minced Aji pepper, salt, black pepper, cumin, oregano, soy sauce, vinegar.
Step 2: Cut your choice of beef into strips. Let sit in marinade for 30 minutes and then stir fry with all the juices.
Step 3: Cook rice in 1 1/2 cups of water for 16-18 minutes, drain and cover for an additional 10 minutes
Step 4: When the meat is almost done stir frying, add the veggies (all cut in long semi-thick strips) and stir fry until veggies are tender.
Step 5: Add a couple tablespoons of chopped cilantro, stir and serve over white rice
Step 6: Cook potatoes in oil over stove top, rotate and cook until golden brown. Season to taste. 

If you try this recipe, post a photo, tag Help One Now, and we will share it with the Help One Now community! We can’t wait to see your versions of Lomo Saltado!

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