Portuguese Blade Steak Recipe

Portugese Blade Steak Recipe

This Portuguese Blade Steak Recipe, was one of those recipes that came out just right on the first try.  I had actually never cooked blade steaks before, but have been wanting to experiment with this inexpensive cut of beef for some time now.

I knew blade steaks generally either needed to be braised or very well marinated.  I have a few Portuguese friends who love blade steak.  Although I have never tried their recipes, I did use  Portuguese cuisine as an inspiration while I created this simple recipe.  Since blade steaks are a relatively inexpensive cut of beef, I kept the cost of the other ingredients down.  Family-friendly, usually means budget-friendly, as well.

One of the biggest challenges in our house is getting our 3 1/2 year old daughter to eat enough protein.  She surprised me by devouring the small piece of the beef, and then signing for more.  She ended out eating almost a whole blade steak!  This recipe is sure to become a staple for our family, so I though I would share it with you.

blade steak recipe ingredients

Ingredients for blade steak recipe (only thing not shown is chicken broth)

Portuguese Blade Steak Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
  • 1 - 1½ pounds of beef blade steaks
  • tsp of oil
  • ½ med. sweet onion (rough diced)
  • 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes in sauce
  • ⅓ cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 large bay leaf (or two smaller ones)
  • 1 tbs. Portuguese or Spanish paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Put oil in large skillet or braising pan, med-high heat.
  3. Trim and season the blade steaks with salt & pepper.
  4. Drop the steaks in pan and add onions too. (Some of the onions will brown up a little too, for more flavor, but just focus on the steaks)
  5. While steaks are searing mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
  6. When both sides of the steaks are seared, pour in the mixture.
  7. Cover and put in oven at 300°
  8. After 40 minutes, flip the steaks and cook uncovered for another 40 minutes.
  9. Replace cover, reduce heat to 250º and cook for 1 hour.
  10. Serve.
This blade steak recipe goes great over lightly seasoned rice.

blade steak recipe


  1. says

    This seems like a really easy recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

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