Stupid-Easy Recipe for Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich (#1 Top-Rated)


Ham, sausage, steak, roast beef, cheese and a fried egg… Oh my yummy goodness! Get out the fork and knife and get ready for a belly-buster sandwich you might not be able to eat with your hands. This northern Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich is not only a mouthful but also a bellyful of savory, thinly sliced meats topped with cheese of your choice, all served with a fried egg on top and smothered in a decadent port wine, tomato and chili sauce. Serve it with French fries for a traditional, hearty meal.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich.

1. Info for Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich

  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Servings: 4

2. Ingredients for Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich

  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 dl. milk
  • 1 beer
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Hot chili, to taste
  • 2 slices bread
  • Ham, to taste
  • Sausages, to taste
  • Sausage, to taste
  • Roast beef, or steak to taste
  • Roast beef, or steak to taste
  • Roast beef, or steak to taste
  • Cheese, to taste
  • French fries, to accompany
  • 1 fried egg

3. Directions:

  1. Dissolve the cornstarch well with the milk in the food processor bowl. Add the beer, bay leaves, margarine, port wine, cornstarch, tomato paste, and chili. Grind.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the mixture until it boils and thickens a little, always stirring so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  3. Make a sandwich with the bread, ham, sausages, roast beef, and cover with cheese.
  4. Place in center of a plate, and sprinkle with the sauce.
  5. Bake in the oven until the cheese melts, and turns golden brown.
  6. Serve with the fries and a fried egg (optional).

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