A collection of popular Portuguese recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Learn how to make Portuguese pot roast.
Preparation time:
5 min
Cooking Time:
2 h 50 min
Ready In:
2 h 55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Pot Roast Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Pot Roast Recipe

Share this Recipe

Posted in: Beef Recipes
Wed, Mar 2, 2016, 14:53
4 out of 5 with 84 ratings
Views: 61114


4 to 5 lb beef bottom round roast1 large onion, sliced4 cloves garlic, minced2 dried bay leaves1 tsp of paprikaSalt and pepper to tasteOlive oil1 cup of beer or red wine1 cup of water
  • Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

  • This site uses US measurements.


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Place the onions in the center of a 13" x 9" Pyrex baking dish and place the roast on top of the onions, with the fat facing up.
    3. Pour the beer over the roast.
    4. Mix together the salt and pepper, then rub it over the roast and sprinkle the roast with paprika. Sprinkle the minced garlic over the roast.
    5. Place one bay leaf underneath the roast and one bay leaf on top.
    6. Drizzle the roast with olive oil.
    7. Add the water to the bottom of the baking dish.
    8. Place the roast on the center rack uncover and bake for 30 minutes.
    9. Then reduce the oven temp to 350 degrees F and bake uncovered for 2 and 1/2 hours.
    10. If pan juices evaporate completely during baking add a little more water to the pan.
    11. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
    12. Serve warm with pan juices poured over each slice.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: myrecipejourney.com
    Adapted from a recipe by For the Love of Portuguese Food


    (Leave a comment.)
    There are no comments for this recipe. (Be the first one to leave a comment.)
    You might also like
    Portuguese Pot Roast Recipe
    This Portuguese fried liver recipe (receita de iscas de figado) is easy to make, serve with rice.
    Portuguese Pot Roast Recipe
    This Portuguese pot roast (carne assada) recipe, makes a sumptuous feast of beef with roast potatoes.
    Portuguese Pot Roast Recipe
    This Portuguese prego sandwich is one of the most popular and widely eaten sandwich in Portuguese cuisine for many years.