Beef Trinchado

Beef Trinchado Recipe

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Beef Trinchado Recipe

This trinchado recipe is a tradition in our household. They say the best things happen by chance and the same can be said of this recipe. We are close friends with a Portuguese couple living nearby. They invited us for dinner one evening and decided to surprise us with this traditional beef trinchado dish.

It was love at first bite. The chips and Portuguese rolls served on the side complimented the dish really well. I begged them to share this trinchado recipe and they also gave me permission to publish this trinchado recipe on our website.

Trinchado is a spicy braised beef stew and is a very popular dish in Portuguese restaurants in South Africa. Trinchado is normally only accompanied by a crusty Portuguese roll, but most people we know serve it with fried chips, aka french fries.

We are happy you are here and glad we can share some of our local traditions with you. Please let us know what you think of this trinchado recipe. You can also take a snapshot and tag us on Instagram @cookingcatdotcom.

Thanks and happy trinchado cooking.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 6


Calories: 486
Carbs: 43g
Fat: 15g
Protein: 44g

Cooking Times

15 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 15 Minutes
90 min
Cook Time
1 Hours and 30 Minutes
105 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 45 Minutes




  1. Add the butter and oil to a large frying pan over medium heat. When the butter starts to sizzle, add the beef cubes and fry until browned all over. Transfer the beef cubes to a plate and leave to cool
  2. Add the onions and chilies to the frying pan and cook until the onions are soft and glossy. Add the garlic and the flour and cook until the flour is fully combined
  3. Pour in the red wine and beef stock and stir until slightly reduced
  4. Add the bay leaf, olives, and beef cubes and increase the heat to a slow simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook, covered, for 1½ hours. Garnish with the parsley and serve hot, with chips (French fries) and Portuguese rolls on the side. Enjoy!

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Celeste Denobriego
I simply love this tasty trinchado recipe. Perfect!❤️🍲 5.00

Louise van Wyk
This trinchado recipe is to die for. Very delicious. 5.00

Doreen de Koning
I am addicted to this trinchado recipe. We eat it at least once a month. It is really good. A must try. 5.00

Mary Hills
I just can't get enough of this trinchado recipe. The meat is tender and the taste is out of this world. Fantastic. 5.00

Mervin Sohn
Now I know what the craze is about. I can understand why this trinchado recipe is so pular. So yummy. 😋 5.00

Selma Claire
I surprised my husband with the beef trinchado one evening. He cannot get enough of it. It is really, really good. 5.00

Sonya Kieslander
Classic trinchado recipe. Simply delicious. 5.00

Sally Angle
I am back in my family's best books after presenting this trinchado recipe. They cannot get enough. 5.00

Hanlie Retief
Fabulous trinchado recipe. The best one I have found and worth every minute. Well done. 5.00

Stacey Combrink
The is the most delicious beef trinchado I have ever tried and I am proud to say I made it myself. 5.00

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