Prego No Pão - Garlic Nailed Steak in a Bun - Portugal

Recipe by Baby Kato
READY IN: 30mins




  • Place the steaks on your workspace or cutting board, lay slices of garlic on one side of the steaks and 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 tbsp of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and fry each steak in the butter for two to three minutes, turning once and transfer to a dish and cover .
  • Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet, add the onions and sauté until they are golden, then transfer the onions to the dish holding the steaks.
  • Pour the wine and salt, black pepper, chili pepper, cumin and tomato paste into the same skillet and using the flat edge of a wooden spoon, scrap up the brown coating on the bottom of the pan.
  • Raise 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 the beef and onions, drizzled with the sauce, on crusty rolls.
  • Note: Many people also enjoy this sandwich with lettuce and a slice of tomato added to it.