Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich

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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.


1 beef stock cubes
1 deciliter milk
1 beer
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon margarine
1 cup port wine
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 tablespoons tomato paste
hot chili (to taste)
2 slices bread
ham (to taste)
sausages (to taste)
sausages (to taste)
roast beef
roast beef
cheese (to taste)
french fries (to accompany)
1 fried eggs


1Dissolve 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.
2In a saucepan, heat the mixture until it boils and thickens a little, always stirring so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
3Make a sandwich with the bread, ham, sausages, roast beef, and cover with cheese.
4Place in center of a plate, and sprinkle with the sauce.
5Bake in the oven until the cheese melts, and turns golden brown.
6Serve with the fries and a fried egg (optional).
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