Easy Portuguese prego rolls

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Delicious and succulent, these Portuguese prego rolls are made with juicy steak grilled in a flavorsome marinade served on a fresh bread roll.

Easy Portuguese prego rolls

If you’ve never had a Prego roll before, get ready. Because this is the good shizz. It’s like the best steak sandwich you can imagine, but like x 100. The steak is marinated in an aromatic blend of peri-peri sauce, tomato, olive oil, garlic and herbs and then grilled quickly on a scorching-hot pan/grill before being served on a squichy, fresh bread roll. The fresh chilli butter is a delicious add-on that adds just the right amount of heat to this delectable sandwich.

Easy Portuguese prego rolls

How to make the best prego rolls

Slice sirloin or rump steak in half horizontally to create two thin steaks, alternatively ask your butcher to cut thin steaks for you. Thin them out even more with a meat mallet until they are around 1cm/third of an inch thick. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the marinade over the steaks and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes but up to 24 hours, covered in the fridge.

Heat a large griddle pan, skillet or outside grill until scorching hot then quickly cook the steaks until caramelized on both sides. Remove and allow to rest. To make the chilli butter, finely chop fresh chillies and mix with room temperature butter.

To serve, spread the butter on fresh bread rolls (I used garlic rolls but traditionally Portuguese rolls are used) and top with the cooked steak, sliced tomato and onion.

Easy Portuguese prego rolls

What to serve with prego rolls

  1. Easy oven baked fries
  2. Creamy curried macaroni salad
  3. Easy creamy potato salad
  4. Spicy garlic baked potato wedges
Easy Portuguese prego rolls
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Easy Portuguese prego rolls

Delicious and succulent, these Portuguese prego rolls are made with juicy steak grilled in a flavorsome marinade served on a fresh bread roll. 
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Portuguese, South African
Keyword Prego rolls, Prego steak rolls, Steak sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating : at least 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 391kcal
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

For the marinade

  • 3 tbsp Peri-Peri sauce
  • ยฝ cup tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp salt

For the prego rolls

  • 4 sirloin steaks sliced in half, to result in 8 thin steaks
  • 4 bread rolls
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced onion

For the chilli butter

  • 1-2 fresh chillies finely chopped
  • ยฝ cup butter room temperature

Instructions

  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
  • Flatten the steak with a meat mallet until each steak is around 1cm/third of an inch thick. 
  • Pour the marinade over the steak and allow to marinade for at least 30 minute and up to 24 hours, covered in the fridge. 
  • To cook the steak, heat a large griddle pan, skillet or outside grill until scorching hot then cook the steaks quickly on both sides until caramelized and cooked to your preference. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes. 
  • For the chilli butter, combine the chopped chillies and butter and mix well. 
  • To serve, half the bread rolls and spread on the chilli butter. Top with the cooked steak and add sliced tomatoes and onion. 

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 982mg | Potassium: 930mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3.7% | Vitamin C: 17.1% | Calcium: 7.2% | Iron: 24%

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  • Christine
    Reply

    Fantastic recipe. 5 stars!

  • Greg
    Reply

    Scrumptious! I used rib eye because that’s all I could find but it turned out delicious. Great weekend food.

  • Camilla
    Reply

    So juicy and delicious and that marinade is absolutely perfect.

  • Carrie
    Reply

    Made these prego rolls for lunch and OH MY GOD! Had never heard of them before and I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on. As a lover of spicy food, this is a dream!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      So happy I could introduce you to one of my personal favs. ๐Ÿ™‚

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