Bitoque (Portuguese Steak & Eggs) #eattheworld

It’s the 10th of the month, which means we’re traveling the world for this month’s Eat the World Recipe Challenge!

This month’s challenge takes us to Portugal!  I had a great time searching Portuguese recipes, and had quite a list of options.  Yet, I kept coming back to Bitoque.

Bitoque is essentially what I’d call a Farmer’s Breakfast.  Two proteins, two starches, with a side of salad.  This is meant to fill you up for a full day of hard labor!

We ate ours for dinner instead!

Most of the recipes for Bitoque calls for French fries, but I felt like home fries, or pan fried potatoes, would fit in nicely.

As I was cooking, the rice really seemed to be the odd man out, but as I was eating, it was a delightful addition to a flavorful meal!

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Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Less than Traditional Pastéis de Bacalhau (Salt Cod Fritters)
Making Miracles: Portuguese Vina Dosh Wine
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Bitoque (Portuguese Steak & Eggs)
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Pandemonium Noshery: Portugese Tremocos Beans
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Loreto and Nicoletta: Home Style Portuguese Shrimp and Chorizo

Disclaimer: This post contains a recipe highlighting a different country or culture. While I strive for authenticity, I sometimes need to make adjustments to recipes due to ingredient availability.  

Bitoque (Portuguese Steak & Eggs)
Adapted form 196 Flavors

½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced (about ½ cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked rice
2 teaspoons chicken bullion granules (or salt to taste)
Black pepper
1 ¼ cups water

Home Fries
4 potatoes and ingredients & directions for pan fried potatoes

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 beef steaks (I used sirloin)
Salt & pepper
¼ cup red or orange bell pepper, finely diced
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup dry white wine (I used Pino Grigio)

Bacon grease (or oil)
4 eggs
Salt & pepper

Chopped romaine lettuce
Kalamata olives
Red or orange bell pepper, diced

To make the rice, heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.  Stir in the rice, sauté for a minute, then add the bullion, pepper, and water.  Cover and cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

To make the home fries according to the recipe, alternately substitute a French fry recipe of choice.

To make the steaks, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Season the steaks, then add them to the hot pan.  Once seared, reduce heat to medium, flip the steaks, and add the chopped peppers.

Once the steaks are cooked, stir in the butter and wine and cook until the sauce is reduced.

In a separate skillet, heat the oil and cook the eggs sunny side up.  Season with salt and pepper.

Finally, toss together the salad ingredients.

To serve, load up a plate with all the deliciousness, placing the egg on top of the steak.

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New Zealand: Kiwi Burge
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India: Spiced Golden Mil
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Ethiopia: Buticha (Hummus)
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  1. What a fantastic looking full-meal-deal! I know the men in my household would love this (and me, too)!

  2. That is one hardy breakfast lol but it looks really delicious.

  3. Delicious meal this is, with all nutrients.