By Eduardo − On Sunday, January 24, 2016, 7 years ago in Beef Recipes
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Paula's Portuguese Empadão Recipe

Paula's Portuguese Empadão Recipe

This is my wife's delicious version of the Portuguese empadão (cottage pie) and it's delicious.
Preparation time 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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Sue Coelho
Sue Coelho
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🙏
1 week ago, Friday, January 20, 2023
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Eduardo
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.
1 week ago, Friday, January 20, 2023
Starla
Starla
Do you use dry mustard or liquid mustard?
2 months ago, Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Eduardo
Liquid is best.
1 month ago, Thursday, December 8, 2022
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!
4 months ago, Saturday, September 17, 2022
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