Caçoila (Portuguese Beef)

Caçoila (Portuguese Beef)


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About this recipe: From the Azores, this recipe results in toothsome, succulent beef that falls apart to the touch.

John J. Pacheco

Serves: 6 

  • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) diced stewing steak
  • 3 oranges, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Rinse beef, and place in large bowl. Pour in orange juice, wine, oil and chillies. Season with bay leaves, garlic, paprika, allspice, salt and pepper. Mix to coat. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Heat a heavy frying pan over medium heat. Cook beef in marinade until beef shreds easily, about 1 hour. Add water as needed.

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