Portuguese Beef and Onions

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on September 16, 2009.



Portuguese Beef and Onions

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 pound tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chinese parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil.
  2. Add the beef and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes to brown on all sides.
  3. Add onion, garlic, tomatoes, parsley, and bay leaf.
  4. Season with salt and pepper; cover and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Uncover and continue to boil rapidly for about 5 minutes to reduce liquid.
  7. Garnish with Chinese parsley before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
270 calories, 13 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 50 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 26 g protein


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