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This Portuguese prego sandwich is one of the most popular and widely eaten sandwich in Portuguese cuisine for many years.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
20 min
Ready In:
35 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Prego Sandwich Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Prego Sandwich Recipe

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Posted in: Beef Recipes
Fri, Jun 26, 2020, 16:48
4 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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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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    Shemin Hussen
    Shemin Hussen - 2021-09-16 12:43:18
    Sorry but prego does not take onions.just garlic, salt and butter, for butter not to burn I add a bit of olive oil.

    I like onions on mine Shemin, everyone is different I guess.
    19 Hours ago, Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 21:00:02 (+0) (-0)
    Karen Kent
    Karen Kent - 2021-09-16 12:10:24
    What's the coarse salt for? To sprinkle on the sandwich? Just curious because I can't have salt if that's the reason it works for me! ☺ It doesn't specify on the recipe! BTW great job with the recipes Maria & Joe! Thank you for posting and making me hungry! Lol

    You can just leave the salt out Karen, thank you.
    19 Hours ago, Sat, Sep 18, 2021, 20:58:14 (+1) (-0)
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