Monday, August 10, 2009

Bife Trinchado--Portugese Steak

Bife Trinchado--Portugese Steak

by Full Bellies, Happy Kids

I am so happy I made this and so happy I found the Full Bellies, Happy Kids blog! Me and Kevin absolutely loved this meal and we will make it again for sure. I loved my first Portugese dish and hope to make more!

1 lb cubed beef (I used eye round steak and cut it into cubes)

3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

white wine (I used about 1/2 cup)

crushed garlic (I used about 2 tsp)

bay leaf (1)

salt (couple of pinches)

pepper (1 pinch)

paprika (I used about 1 tbl)

flour (enough to cover all meat, just eyeball it you can always add more)

1 medium onion sliced thinly (we didn't use)

Homemade Fries

In a bowl combine the beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaf, wine, salt and pepper and paprika. Place in the refrigerator for an hour or two so the flavors can really sink into the meat. The best way is to leave it overnight, the longer you leave the marinade, the better it tastes and the more tender the beef will become.

In a skillet, add some olive oil and a little butter. Grab the steak out of the refrigerator, add some flour and using your hands toss well to coat the beef. Pour into the skillet. Brown the beef well on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Remove the beef cubes and reduce heat.

Add the sliced onions and some more olive oil and butter.--I skipped

I usually keep some water next to me and add a little at a time, just enough to keep a good amount of sauce in the skillet.Cook the onions until soft, then add the beef to the pan again, mix well and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Remember to keep checking the pan and adding a little water, you want to end up with a lot of sauce.

Ladle a good amount of beef and gravy into a plate, lay the fries around the meat and serve immediately.