By Eddy − On Sunday, January 24, 2016, 8 years ago in Beef Recipes

Paula's Portuguese Empadão Recipe

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Paula's Portuguese Empadão Recipe

This is my wife's delicious version of the Portuguese empadão (cottage pie) and it's delicious.

Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In 45 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings6

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef10 medium potatoes (make mashed potatoes)1 onion, chopped1 bell pepper, chopped2 cloves of garlic, chopped2 tablespoons of tomato paste1 tablespoon of crushed hot red pepper sauce (pimenta moída)1 teaspoon of black pepper1 tablespoon of paprika 1 teaspoon of mustard 1 tablespoon of salt3 tablespoons of olive oil1 cube chicken or beef knorr 1/4 cup of red wine1 egg (for egg wash)
2 lbs ground beef10 medium potatoes (make mashed potatoes)1 onion, chopped1 bell pepper, chopped2 cloves of garlic, chopped2 tablespoons of tomato paste1 tablespoon of crushed hot red pepper sauce (pimenta moída)1 teaspoon of black pepper1 tablespoon of paprika 1 teaspoon of mustard 1 tablespoon of salt3 tablespoons of olive oil1 cube chicken or beef knorr 1/4 cup of red wine1 egg (for egg wash)
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Preparation

  1. Over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper to a medium pot and cook for a few minutes, than add tomato paste, hot red pepper sauce, mustard, knorr cube, paprika, black pepper, wine, salt and finally the ground beef, stir well and let it cook for 15 minutes or until cooked, and remove from heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  3.  Assuming you made mashed potatoes with the potatoes, in a medium casserole dish, grease the dish with olive oil.
  4. Add a layer of mashed potatoes, than a layer with all the cooked ground beef, than top it off with the remaining mash potatoes, brush the egg wash over the mashed potatoes, cook for 30 minutes, let it cool for a bit and serve.
Recipe Credit: Paula Costa
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Linda
Linda
Would it be okay to use the sweet pimento paste instead of the hot pimento? My son in law is Portuguese but the rest of us, daughter included don’t like super spicy food. I’d like to make this for Easter.
1 year ago, Sunday, March 26, 2023
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Eddy
Yes, you should always change something according to your taste.
1 year ago, Sunday, March 26, 2023
Sue Coelho
Sue Coelho
Just wanted you to know that my Hubby and 4 boys LOVE this recipe! I make it EVERY TWO WEEKS without fail. One of my boys wouldn’t be thrilled if I made it EVERY WEEK because he loves talking it for lunch. The bad part is that now I am PROHIBITED from buying or making it any other way🤣 So, Thank you for sharing it🙏
1 year ago, Friday, January 20, 2023
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Eddy
That is great to hear Sue, thank you for the feedback, I will let my wife know. By the way, it is also my son’s favourite Portuguese dish.
1 year ago, Friday, January 20, 2023
Starla
Starla
Do you use dry mustard or liquid mustard?
1 year ago, Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Eddy
Liquid is best.
1 year ago, Thursday, December 8, 2022
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