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This Portuguese prego (steak) sandwich is one of the most popular and widely eaten sandwich in Portuguese cuisine for many years.
Portuguese Prego (Steak) Sandwich Recipe
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Portuguese Prego (Steak) Sandwich Recipe

Portuguese Prego (Steak) Sandwich Recipe

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1/2 lb of sirloin steak, cut thinly5 tablespoons of butter6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (or to taste)1 large onion, thinly sliced1 teaspoon of coarse sea salt to taste1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper2 Portuguese style sandwich buns, toasted
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    1. Lay out the steaks on a cutting board or other flat surface.
    2. Lay slices of garlic on on side of the steaks.
    3. Using a tenderizing mallet, “nail” the garlic to the steak by pounding the slices into the meat.
    4. Repeat on the reverse side of the steaks.
    5. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
    6. Fry each steak in the butter for barely two to three minutes, turning once.
    7. Transfer to a dish and cover.
    8. Melt the rest of the butter in the same skillet.
    9. Add the onions and saute until they are golden.
    10. Return the beef to the onions and sauce and heat through for about 30 seconds.
    11. Serve on the toasted sandwich rolls, enjoy!
    Recipe Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com
    Photo Credit: portugalist.com

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