Paula's Portuguese Empadão Recipe
Posted in: BeefSun, Jan 24, 2016
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Portuguese empadão is a traditional dish from Portugal that typically consists of a pie or casserole made with layers of mashed potatoes, meat (usually chicken or beef), vegetables (such as carrots, peas, and onions), and sometimes cheese.
The preparation of empadão can vary depending on the region and the recipe, but in general, the meat and vegetables are cooked together with spices and seasonings before being layered into a baking dish with mashed potatoes. Cheese may be added as a final layer before the dish is baked until golden brown.
Empadão is a popular dish in Portugal, often served for special occasions and family gatherings. It is also commonly found in Portuguese cuisine restaurants around the world.
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 crushed 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) Get Portuguese ingredients
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
- Assuming you made mashed potatoes with the potatoes, in a medium casserole dish, grease the dish with olive oil.
- 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
Linda - 3 Months ago
Would it be okay to use the sweet pimento paste instead of the hot pimento? My son in law is Portuguese but the rest of us, daughter included don’t like super spicy food. I’d like to make this for Easter.
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Yes, you should always change something according to your taste.
3 Months ago (+2) (-0)
Sue Coelho - 5 Months ago
Just wanted you to know that my Hubby and 4 boys LOVE this recipe! I make it EVERY TWO WEEKS without fail. One of my boys wouldn’t be thrilled if I made it EVERY WEEK because he loves talking it for lunch. The bad part is that now I am PROHIBITED from buying or making it any other way🤣 So, Thank you for sharing it🙏
That is great to hear Sue, thank you for the feedback, I will let my wife know. By the way, it is also my son’s favourite Portuguese dish.
5 Months ago