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Beef Amoroso

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

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This Spanish recipe for beef uses "Amoroso" sherry along with various herbs to create a real flavour of Spain. The dish is quite spicy although only fresh herbs are used and is best served with Spanish rice or on a simple salad. Any leftover beef strips also make for unusual but flavoursome Spanish tapas. A rare Spanish beef recipe that can be enjoyed as a hot main meal or as a cold inventive tapas.

Ingredients for Beef Amoroso

1kg Beef
8 Tablespoons Oloroso sherry
1 Red bell pepper, diced
1 Small onion, diced
5 Leaves of mint, chopped
2 Sprigs of Rosemary
3 Garlic cloves, sliced
6 Sprigs broadleaf parsley, chopped
Olive oil
Cracked black pepper

How to make Beef Amoroso

  • Cut the beef into inch wide steaks then into half inch wide strips (as if for fajitas)
  • In a frying pan, heat some olive oil. Add the beef strips and two rosemary sprigs and fry for 5 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper.
  • When the steak begins to brown all over add the garlic, onion and pepper and stir well, cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • When the onion has softened add the Oloroso sherry and cook over maximum heat, tossing for 5 minutes.
  • Letting the juices bubble and throw in the mint leaves and parsley.
  • When the sherry has evaporated remove the beef.
  • Serve over fresh salad or rice immediately.


For tapas, serve any leftover strips of beef on top of tomatoes or pequillo peppers, drizzle with olive oil and enjoy with bread.

Serves 4

Beef Amoroso

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams