portuguese braised steak & onions

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By Daily Inspiration S
from Sugar Land, TX

Portuguese low and slow simmered steak and onions. From BBC Good Food

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For portuguese braised steak & onions

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4
    braising steaks, about 8 oz. each
  • 4 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 3
    onions, finely sliced
  • 3
    garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 oz
    red wine
  • 1 can
    14 oz. can chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp
    tomato puree
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • chopped cilantro to serve

How To Make portuguese braised steak & onions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 250 - 300 degrees Heat half the oil in a shallow casserole dish. Brown the steaks well on each side, then remove from the pan. Splash the vinegar into the pan and let it bubble and almost evaporate. Add the rest of the olive oil and the onion, and gently fry on a medium heat for 10-15 mins until softened and starting to colour.
  • 2
    Once the onion has softened, stir in the garlic and the paprika. Cook for 1 min more, tip in the red wine and chopped tomatoes, then stir through the tomato purée and bay leaves. Season, pop the steaks back into the pan, then cover and place in the oven for 2 hrs, stirring halfway through and adding a splash of water if needed. Cook until the meat is very tender. The stew can now be cooled and chilled for 2 days and reheated or frozen for up to 3 months. To serve, scatter with coriander.