Argentinian Bife A La Criolla (Boneless Beef Roast with Vegetables)

Here is a wonderful meal my son-in-law from Argentina prepared for us recently. The flavors were wonderful, and the meat was tender!

About a 3 pound boneless top sirloin roast, sliced by the butcher.

2 tsp virgin olive oil in a large heavy skillet, with a tight sealing lid.

1 large green sweet pepper

1 large red sweet pepper

1 large sweet white onion

1 tsp salt

1 tsp dried Italian season blend


Remove seeds from peppers. Cut in half, and slice pepper into thin slices

Remove outer skin from onion, cut off top, cut onion in half, top to bottom. Thinly slice

Get skillet warm. Coat bottom of pan with olive oil. Add onions. saute, until onions translucent and soft. Add peppers into skillet, continue cooking, until they are coated with the oil and are just beginning the get soft. Lay the meat over the vegetables in over-lapping pattern.  Sprinkle with salt, and  Italian season. Turn heat down to low, and cover with lid. Let sit about 5  minutes. The juices from the meat will begin mixing with the vegetables, and start to cook. Remove the lid, and begin turning and mixing the meat and vegetables. The meat will slowly brown, and the flavors will continue blending together. in about thirty minutes of cooking and occassionally stirring the meal will be ready.This will easily serve 8.

As an after thought, if you enjoy sweet potatoes. I will fix up about four three in the microwave. peel, and slice into about 1/2 inch slices, drizzle with some maple syrup, add about a Tbs of butter, and sprinkle with some nutmeg. Cover, and set microwave on 10 about 4 minutes.

I also take about 1/2 a cup of the juice from the meat pan,, and add about 1/2 cup of water. in a small sauce pan Iwhisk in a tablespoon of flour then thicken in over medium heat. If it is too thick, I simply add a bit more water. Instead of the sweet potatoes, my son loves mashed potatoes to be served with this dish, along with a salad. Either way it is WONDERFUL!!!!! EnjoySergio making Bife A La CriollaBife A La Criolla


2 Responses to “Argentinian Bife A La Criolla (Boneless Beef Roast with Vegetables)”

  1. lorena

    in my country, argentina the original recipe have potatoes in it,

    • colleeninthekitchen

      loanru, I spoke with my son in law, and he said it depends on what part of Argintina you come from whether you add potatoes to the Bife A La Criolla. . Send me your recipe and I will compare it! Colleen

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