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Andalusian Beef Steaks - Beef steak with Serrano Ham

This recipe for Andalusian Beef Steaks has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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This dish is well known throughout the province of Granada and is a lovely way to cook beef steaks along with the most famous of Spanish foods - the Serrano Ham.

Ingredients for Andalusian Beef Steaks

4 thin beef steaks
100 gms Serrano Ham, cut into thin strips
50 gms Serrano Ham, cut into small squares
150 gms mushrooms
1 clove garlic
olive oil
50 ml sherry or fino
salt and pepper

How to make Andalusian Beef Steaks

  • Peel and chop the garlic and slice the mushrooms. If the beef is a bit thick, give it a bash to make it a bit thinner.
  • Make long slits lengthwise in the beef (dont' cut all the way through) and place the strip of serrano ham into each slit. Press firmly so it stays in place.
  • Season with salt and pepper, then dust each steak with flour, both sides.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry each steak individually until cooked to your own preference. Keep the cooked steaks warm in the oven.
  • In the same oil, gently fry the chopped ham, the mushrooms and the garlic.
  • Add the sherry to the pan and cook gently for a further 5 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the steaks upon serving.

Lovely served with sauteed potatoes and green peppers.

Serves 4

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