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Bistec Guisao

If I had to describe Latin cuisine in one word it would be flavor. For me, preparing dishes Mami used to cook is heaven; they are my comfort food. Can't tell you how often neighbors ask me if I'm a chef. 'Wow, where did you learn how to cook? The entire neighborhood smells like a restaurant!'

Sprinkle very thin steak with meat tenderizer and season with fresh minced/mashed garlic, salt and pepper, and Sazonador Total. Set aside. Slice 1 large onion into thin rings and 1 large tomato into thin rings, set aside.

First we brown the meat. Heat a large frying pan (I use an iron skillet) until VERY HOT. Add 2 tsp of oil then half of the steak and cook less than a minute on each side. Set steak aside, add another teaspoon of oil and cook remaining steak. Set aside.

Reduce heat to medium, add another teaspoon of oil and add the onions. Season with salt, pepper and Sazonador Total and reduce heat to medium-low, cook for 2 minutes or so. Add the tomatoes. Season with salt, pepper and cumin and reduce heat to medium-low. Add about 1/4 cup of water, 1 pkt Sazón Goya, and simmer a few minutes to create a sauce, add more water if needed, taste adjust seasoning as needed.  Return the steak to the pan along with the drippings, combine well and cook a few more minutes to heat up the meat. Remove from heat. Serve over white rice with a salad.

This is pretty much a simple and quick recipe. First start cooking the rice and the meat will be done way before the rice is ready.


Hundreds of rescued dogs and cats are being flown in from Puerto Rico to mainland shelters for adoption. The island has more than 300,000 street dogs, plus cats, and shelters with a 92 percent kill rate, the highest of any state or territory in the U.S., according to the Humane Society. There are several groups tending to the island's sato problem. Sato is Puerto Rico's name for street dogs.

The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abandoned and abused dogs from Puerto Rico. The group has been working to make change on Dead Dog Beach for the past 8 years.  Incorporated and an official 501(c)3 since 2011, they have rescued over 1,600 dogs, rehabilitated them to the highest veterinary standard possible, and found them loving homes.  In 2016 they launched an ambitious Spay, Neuter, Vaccine, and Microchip program and are working to bring systemic change to Puerto Rico through education and partnerships on the Island. Donate now.








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