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Portuguese Beef and Onions (Bifes De Cebolada)

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“A recipe that I found at and am posting this for ZWT Spain/Portugal region. I think this would be nice served over pasta, rice or with mashed potatoes. This isn't a spicy dish, so if you are wanting a little zip to the beef/veggie mix, feel free to add red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to taste.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until very hot, add the beef and fry for 2-3 minutes to seal on all sides.
  2. Add onion, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and heat to simmering point. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid, raise the heat, bring to the boil and continue to boil rapidly, uncovered for 5 minutes to reduce the amount of liquid. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve hot sprinkled with fresh coriander.

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