Portuguese Steak and Onions
Portuguese Steak and Onions



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 beef braising steaks, approx 200g each
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 sliced onions
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 100ml dry red wine
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Chopped parsley, to serve
  • Preheat the oven to 140C. Heat half the oil in a casserole, and brown the steaks all over before removing from the pan. Splash the vinegar into the casserole, leave to bubble away until almost gone, then add the rest of the oil and soften the onion for 10 mins.
  • Stir in the garlic and paprika, and cook for a minute before adding the tomatoes and wine. Stir in the purée and bay leaves, season well, and pop the meat back in the casserole. Cover, and cook in the oven for 2 hours, stirring halfway through and adding a splash of water if looking a little dry. Serve scattered with parsley and with some crusty bread.
2 hrs 30 mins
4 serving

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