In South America steaks are often prepared in a special way. One of them is called “Bistec a lo Pobre”. Translated this means “Poor man’s steak”. Despite its name it is a very rich and filling meal.


  • 4 sirloin steaks
  • 4 cloves garlic, mashed
  • salt, pepper, cumin, smoked paprika
  • 2 onions, sliced thinly
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1 packet sazon seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 eggs


At the beginning rub the steaks with the garlic and season it with salt, pepper, cumin and smoked paprika for a good taste. Set aside.
Next heat the oil in a large pan, add the onions and potatoes and sprinkle it with salt, pepper and Sazon, if using. Saute the onions and potatoes about 10 minutes over medium-high heat. Then remove  them to a serving platter and keep warm.
Now sear the steaks on each side in the same pan and cook them until they are done to your liking. If necessary add a little more oil. As next step set them aside with the potatoes and onions and keep them warm.
Then fry the eggs, sunny side up, in a nonstick pan. Leave the yolks soft and runny. Decorate each steak with an egg and last but not least enjoy your meal!

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