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Francesinha (Portuguese Meat Sandwich)

A sandwich with sirloin steak, chorizo, and andouille sausage, topped with cheese, a tomato beer sauce, and fried egg.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Portugal
Servings 1
Calories 1610 kcal


  • 8 oz sirloin steak
  • 1 cup andouille sausage (sliced down middle)
  • ½ cup chorizo
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beer (lager)
  • 2 garlic cloves (sliced)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 slices pecorino cheese
  • 1 egg


  • Season your steak thoroughly with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings of choice.
  • Combine tomato sauce, beer, garlic, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper in a small pot on medium low heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Taste, adjust if desired, and turn heat to simmer.
  • Add a little olive oil to a skillet and heat up on medium heat. Add andouille sausage to the skillet and brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove sausage from skillet.
  • Add butter to skillet, add steak once melted. Tilt skilled and baste the top with butter. Flip once the bottom has a nice sear, about 3 minutes. Remove once it reaches desired level of doneness. Do not cut into it, let it rest.
  • Add chorizo to skillet, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove.
  • Put 2 slices of bread on a baking sheet separately. Bake in the oven at 325 F until toasty.
  • Fry an egg in the skillet while waiting on the bread. Try not to flip it so that the top is still runny.
  • Assemble the sandwich, sausage on the bottom, then chorizo, steak, bread, then cheese on top. Cover with tomato beer sauce. Add your fried egg on top. Dig in!



Calories: 1610kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 116gFat: 108gSaturated Fat: 40gCholesterol: 569mgSodium: 4310mgPotassium: 2346mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2289IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 11mg
Keyword beer, cheese, francesinha, meat, Portugal, sandwich
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