Prego No Pão - Garlic Nailed Steak - Portugal

Recipe by Baby Kato
READY IN: 30mins


  • 12
    lb sirloin steak, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices, all fat trimmed off
  • 4
    tablespoons butter
  • 6
    garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1
    large onion, thinly sliced
  • 12
  • 1
    teaspoon salt, coarse sea salt
  • 12
    teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


  • Place the steaks on your workspace, lay the slices of garlic on the 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 two to three minutes, turning once, then transfer to a dish and cover.
  • Melt the remaining tbsp of 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 and using the flat edge of a wooden spoon, scrap up the caramelized 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 on a plate with rice and vegetables.