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These Portuguese marinated beef skewers (espetadas) most typically use beef, although you can use other meats and vegetables. They are seasoned with typical Portuguese ingredients and cooked over open flames so you get the perfect amount of smokiness and flavor.
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Portuguese Marinated Beef Skewers (Espetadas) Recipe
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Portuguese Marinated Beef Skewers (Espetadas) Recipe

Portuguese Marinated Beef Skewers (Espetadas) Recipe

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Ingredients

1 and 1/2 lbs of beef tenderloin or 1 and 1/2 lbs of boneless sirloin, cut into cubes4 garlic of cloves, chopped8 bay leaves1 onion, finely chopped1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar3 tablespoons of olive oilCoarse sea salt and pepper (to taste)4 Portuguese bread bunsWooden skewers
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    Directions

    1. In a large bowl combine the salt and pepper to taste, garlic, bay leaves, wine vinegar and olive oil.
    2. Mix all the ingredients well then add the cubes of beef and coat them well with the marinade and let it marinate covered for about 4 to 6 hours.
    3. When they are ready to cook, thread the cubes of meat onto the wood skewers alternating with a bay leaf.
    4. Grill the skewers over high-heat until they are well browned on the outside, with a nice smokey flavor.
    5. Once they are done, serve with toasted Portuguese bread buns on the side.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com


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