Beefs Portuguese Style Recipe -
Beefs Portuguese Style Recipe
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Beefs Portuguese Style

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"This is a recipe that I got from my mother-in-law. She doesn't measure, so it took me a while to get it close. The gravy is close to the one they use in Portuguese restaurants."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine red wine, water, garlic, chile paste, white pepper and salt. Add beef, and turn to coat evenly.
  2. In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, fry 3 steaks for 2 minutes on each side; Set steaks aside, and drain liquids into the red wine mixture. Repeat with remaining beef.
  3. Pour oil into skillet, and reduce heat to medium-low. Fry steaks for a second time, 2 minutes on each side. Drain oil, and return all steaks and marinade to the pan. Allow to boil for 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 2004

This is a traditional portuguese dish. My mom makes it all the time and she serves it 2 ways-1 as a sandwhich with fresh french rolls and butter(called a bifana) which is my favorite, and 2 served with home made fries and a fried egg(this is the way they serve it in restaurants in Portugal). We marinade it a little diff, we don't use water and instead of the chili and white pepper, we use 2 small red peppers. We marinade it over night also. This is my favorite!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 08, 2010

This was ok. The gravy is nice but the wine is a bit overpowering.


42 Ratings

Jan 07, 2004

I was in Portugal this summer & had this dish. I have added some Balsamic vinegar to give it abit of an edge(Think they used that in Portugal, as it had a slightly sharp taste). Also they had sliced sauted potatoe around the dish.

Dec 30, 2008

This was incredibly good, but, be warned, not for the faint of heart where garlic is concerned! The first time I made this I served it with mashed potatoes and drizzled the sauce over them too. My son's friend said it was the best steak he'd ever had in his life, and this from an 18-year-old male! I didn't change a thing. Make sure you use good steak, and don't overcook. The total cooking time might be a bit long if you like your steak medium to medium-rare, as I do.

Jan 30, 2007

I made this for a small dinner party and the beef turned out absolutely fantastic that my guests are still talking about it 6 months after. I wouldn't change anything about it. Just perfect. Absolutely a perfect treat!

Sep 03, 2004

Just enough spice to add a kick. Saute assorted peppers and onions for a nice side over white rice.

Dec 01, 2003

I really enjoyed this recipe. Will make again.

Mar 03, 2008

Easy and delicious. Make sure you use a good cut of steak though. We had it with couscous and salad.


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  • Calories
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 38.6 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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