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Bistec a la Mexicana or in this case Beef tips Mexican Style are very easy to prepare the meal. It requires few ingredients and in a short amount of time, you have dinner ready. The combination of tomatoes, onion, garlic and serrano peppers render a mouthwatering sauce that pairs divinely with the meat.
Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 2 pounds of beef tips
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • ½ medium size onion
  • 4 serrano peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled
  • ½ teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable or olive oil


  • Using a molcajete or mortar, grind the black peppercorns and cumin. Add the garlic and crush to form a paste.
  • Add the spices paste to the beef tips and mix. Add salt. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile chop the tomatoes, serrano peppers and onion.
  • In a large skillet heat the oil at medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes and add the beef tips and garlic. Keep cooking until beef is browned. About 8 minutes.
  • Add the serrano peppers and keep cooking for 2 more minutes.
  • Now add the tomatoes and season with salt. Cook for about 12 more minutes until sauce thickens and meat is tender.
  • You can accompany this dish with Mexican rice, beans and tortillas. I prefer bread to dip into the sauce.