Portuguese Garlic Nailed Steak (Prego No Pao)

Recipe by Alskann
READY IN: 30mins




  • Lay out the steaks on a cutting board or other flat surface.
  • Lay slices of garlic on on side of the steaks.
  • Using a tenderizing mallet, "nail" the garlic to the steak by pounding the slices into the meat.
  • Repeat on the reverse side of the steaks.
  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Fry each steak in the butter for barely two to three minutes, turning once.
  • Transfer to a dish and cover.
  • Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet.
  • Add the onions and saute until they are golden.
  • Transfer the onions to the dish holding the steaks.
  • Pour the wine into the same skillet.
  • Using the flat edge of a wooden spatula, scrape up the caramelized coating on the bottom of the pan.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and reduce the sauce by half.
  • Return the onions and beef to the sauce and heat through for 1 minute.
  • Serve on crusty rolls with a salad on the side or try tossing some lettuce and a slice of tomato into the bun for tasty all in one sandwich.