Bistec de Palomilla is the quintessential Cuban meal. It’s popular in both Cuban restaurants. Palomilla steak is top sirloin; traditionally it’s cut super thin, generously seasoned and pan fried. Here we top the palomilla with sliced onions that are cooked in the same skillet as the steaks so they’re super flavorful.
In Spanish, palomillo means moth or butterfly, referring to the way that it is split in thickness to make two thin steaks of equal size.