By Paula Costa − On Sunday, January 24, 2016, 6 years ago in Beef Recipes
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Paula's Portuguese Empadão Recipe

This is my wife's delicious version of the Portuguese empadão (cottage pie) and it's delicious.
This is my wife's delicious version of the Portuguese empadão (cottage pie) and it's delicious.
Preparation time2 h 15 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In 45 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings6

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef10 medium potatoes (make mashed potatoes)1 onion, chopped1 bell pepper, chopped2 cloves of garlic, chopped2 tablespoons of tomato paste1 tablespoon of hot red pepper sauce (pimenta moída)1 teaspoon of black pepper1 tablespoon of paprika 1 teaspoon of mustard 1 tablespoon of salt3 tablespoons of olive oil1 cube chicken or beef knorr 1/4 cup of red wine1 egg (for egg wash)
2 lbs ground beef10 medium potatoes (make mashed potatoes)1 onion, chopped1 bell pepper, chopped2 cloves of garlic, chopped2 tablespoons of tomato paste1 tablespoon of hot red pepper sauce (pimenta moída)1 teaspoon of black pepper1 tablespoon of paprika 1 teaspoon of mustard 1 tablespoon of salt3 tablespoons of olive oil1 cube chicken or beef knorr 1/4 cup of red wine1 egg (for egg wash)
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Directions

  1. Over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper to a medium pot and cook for a few minutes, than add tomato paste, hot red pepper sauce, mustard, knorr cube, paprika, black pepper, wine, salt and finally the ground beef, stir well and let it cook for 15 minutes or until cooked, and remove from heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  3.  Assuming you made mashed potatoes with the potatoes, in a medium casserole dish, grease the dish with olive oil.
  4. Add a layer of mashed potatoes, than a layer with all the cooked ground beef, than top it off with the remaining mash potatoes, brush the egg wash over the mashed potatoes, cook for 30 minutes, let it cool for a bit and serve.
Recipe Credit: Paula Costa

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Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Well I made your recipe and it is truly delicious! I have forwarded the recipe to a few friends along with a photo I took of my pie. I will be making this again and again. Thank you!
1 week ago, Saturday, September 17, 2022
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Eddy
Great to hear Elizabeth, thank you for sharing and enjoy, I will tell my wife 🙂.
1 week ago, Saturday, September 17, 2022
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Thank you for your quick response. You are very efficient. I am going to make this pie today. I will let you know how it goes. Have a nice day.
1 week ago, Saturday, September 17, 2022
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Eddy
You're welcome Elizabeth and thank you. Please let us all know how it turned out here in the comments, and if ever you have any questions about a recipe, it is better to ask here on the recipe pages because I will reply a lot quicker, on Facebook it will take longer and I don't always see it there.
1 week ago, Saturday, September 17, 2022
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
I’m back- sorry for so many questions. The stock cube- throw it in whole or follow directions and make the amount of liquid meant for one cube?
1 week ago, Saturday, September 17, 2022
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