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Serve these delicious Portuguese steaks with Madeira sauce and mushrooms (bife com molho Madeira e cogumelos) with fries.
Portuguese Steaks with Madeira Sauce Recipe
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Portuguese Steaks with Madeira Sauce Recipe

Portuguese Steaks with Madeira Sauce Recipe

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2 sirloin steaks6 ounces of sliced ​​Portobello mushrooms2 cloves of garlic, crushed with peel1 bay leaf1/4 cup of butter1 small onion, chopped1/2 cup of Madeira wine3/4 cup of beef broth1 teaspoon full of flour1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauceSalt (to taste)Pepper (to taste) Get Portuguese food & ingredients Get Portuguese food, ingredients and more at Amazon.com
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  1. On a small pan, heat half the butter and onion.
  2. Stir and cook until the onion is golden.
  3. When sautéed, add the flour and stir very well.
  4. While stirring, add the broth, the Worcestershire sauce and the Madeira wine.
  5. As soon as it begins to boil, remove from the heat.
  6. Strain the sauce through a strainer and put aside.
  7. Season the meat with a little salt and pepper (to taste).
  8. In a frying pan, heat the remaining butter, garlic and bay leaf.
  9. Fry the steaks on both sides, between 1 to 4 minutes on each side, as desired.
  10. Once the steaks are fried, remove them to a plate with absorbent paper and discard the garlic and bay leaf.
  11. On the frying pan you fried the steaks on, add the mushrooms and sauté.
  12. Finally, add the sauce and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  13. Serve the steaks with the sauce on top and accompanied with fries.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Neuza Costa, saborintenso.com

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