This is a Portuguese style of cooking beef steaks where they are pan fried twice, then simmered in a marinade to make a sauce.
Used different ingredients. This is a traditional portuguese dish. My mum makes it all the time and she serves it 2 ways-1 as a sandwhich with fresh french rolls and butter(called a bifana) which is my favourite, and 2 served with home made fries and a fried egg(this is the way they serve it in restaurants in Portugal). We marinade it a little diff, we don't use water and instead of the chilli and white pepper, we use 2 small red chillis. We marinade it over night also. This is my favourite!!! - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. I thought this was fantastic! I actually just used cube steak in an effort to be frugal this week and it still tasted great! I can't wait to try it with a good cut of meat. Like another reviewer I used beef stock instead of water and added some pimientos on a whim. I should have remembered to reduce the salt, but it still tasted great! I will definitely make this again and again. - 29 Sep 2008