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Recipe for family meals :

Molho Beef

This recipe comes from a website called Gil's Portugese Recipes which sums up in a nutshell what the site is all about.

Gil says: "Being of Portuguese heritage these recipes have been my comfort foods for a long time. My grand-parents were all Portuguese. My Dad's mom was born in Brazil and she was a cousin to the late great Carmen Miranda. As a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, I grew up in a predominantly Portuguese neighborhood. There were Portuguese restaurants on almost every corner. Portugese cooking uses seafood in great abundance because of its fishing industry, so fresh fish and wonderful Portuguese sausages makes only for great meals . . . "

To find out more and for additional recipes have a look at Gil's web site <click here>

"This is a Portuguese meat and gravy dish. Molho is a Portuguese word for gravy".


Sandwich steaks or cubed steak (enough to serve)
Liver (optional but adds to the dish)
3 large onions
1 lb of small potatoes or cut up large ones
1 lb of carrots cut up in large pieces
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 tsp of soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/4 tsp allspice*

*Portuguese allspice or if you have regular allspice add a quick shake of cinnamon (don't overdo it)


This dish is done in layers.You can layer it by putting the same ingredients in layers or by dividing the ingredients and making several thin layers of each component.

  • Put the potatoes and carrots in a large pan and cover with water. Start to cook these.
  • Brown steaks and liver in a separate pan.
  • When they are brown, place over potatoes and carrots.
  • In the pan you used for the steaks brown the onion and place on top of the meat.
  • Add the tomatoes on top of the onion.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt, 1/4 tsp of pepper and a 1/4 of a teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Serves 4 - 6