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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 cube
  • 1 deciliter milk
  • 1 beer
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 cup port wine
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • hot chili (to taste)
  • 2 slices bread
  • ham (to taste)
  • sausages (to taste)
  • sausage (to taste)
  • steak
  • roast beef
  • roast beef
  • cheese (to taste)
  • french fries (to accompany)
  • 1 fried egg


  1. Dissolve 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.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the mixture until it boils and thickens a little, always stirring so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.
  3. Make a sandwich with the bread, ham, sausages, roast beef, and cover with cheese.
  4. Place in center of a plate, and sprinkle with the sauce.
  5. Bake in the oven until the cheese melts, and turns golden brown.
  6. Serve with the fries and a fried egg (optional).
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Rochelle S. 18 Jun 2015
This is quite the sandwich. It is not a light meal as just one of these can easily be shared. After making the sauce - be sure to keep stirring like the instructions say or it will scorch, I assembled the sandwich ingredients. I used prosciutto, garlic sausage and a few slices of brisket. I did not think I needed the fried egg, but I'm so glad I used it because it really made the sandwich so decadent and delicious. This makes an amazing meal.