Delicious Brazilian Beef Recipe: A Meat-Lover’s Heaven

Welcome, food enthusiasts, to my baked Brazilian beef recipe! As a chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine, I strive to create dishes that are not only flavorful but also easy to prepare. This dish is perfect for any occasion, whether you want to impress your guests at a dinner party or simply indulge yourself on a lazy afternoon.

This recipe delivers the perfect blend of spices, moisture, and tenderness that will leave you craving for more. The quality taste of the meat is enhanced by margarine, garlic powder, rosemary, oregano, salt, and pepper. And what makes this beef recipe really special is the addition of strong black coffee and beef broth, which give it a unique kick that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

As an added bonus, my baked Brazilian beef can be paired with a variety of sides such as rice, beans or vegetables. And if you want to impress your guests with an authentic Brazilian meal, try serving it with classic Brazilian cheese pastel.

So why wait? Let’s get cooking and enjoy the deliciousness of Brazilian cuisine in the comfort of your own home!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Baked Brazilian Beef
Baked Brazilian Beef

If you’re looking for a delicious and hearty meal, this Baked Brazilian Beef Recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings. This recipe is a fusion of Brazilian and American cuisines, bringing together the best of both worlds to create a truly unique and flavorful experience.

One of the key ingredients that sets this recipe apart is the strong black coffee. It gives the beef a rich and complex flavor, while also tenderizing the meat to ensure that it comes out perfectly juicy and tender every time. And let’s not forget about the rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper, which add depth and complexity to the dish.

But what really sets this recipe apart is its versatility. You can use different cuts of beef, such as sirloin tip roast or picanha roast, depending on your preferences. You can also adjust the seasoning to your liking, adding more or less garlic powder or onions depending on how bold you like your flavors.

Whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or entertaining guests at a dinner party, this Baked Brazilian Beef Recipe is sure to impress. The quality taste and tender juiciness of the beef will have everyone asking for seconds (and maybe even thirds!).

So why settle for a boring beef recipe when you can experience the mouthwatering flavors of Brazilian cuisine right in your own kitchen? Try this recipe today and discover why it’s quickly becoming a favorite among meat lovers everywhere!

Ingredient List

 Juicy succulent Brazilian beef, baked to perfection
Juicy succulent Brazilian beef, baked to perfection

Let’s start by gathering all the ingredients needed for this Baked Brazilian Beef Recipe.

  • 2 lbs sirloin tip roast
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 onion, cut into quarters
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Make sure you have all these ingredients ready before getting started with the recipe. You can find everything at your nearest grocery store or supermarket. Always take your time when shopping for your ingredients and select the ones of the highest quality. It will reflect in the final taste of your dish.

The Recipe How-To

 Flavorsome Brazilian spices infused in every tender piece of beef
Flavorsome Brazilian spices infused in every tender piece of beef

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Firstly, I preheat my oven to 375°F (190°C). This way, it is hot and ready when I’m finished with the preparation.

Step 2: Prepare the Meat

While waiting for the oven to heat, I prepare my sirloin tip roast. I like to leave some of the fat on top for extra flavor. Then, I sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder evenly over the meat.

Step 3: Prepare the Marinade

In a small bowl, I mix strong black coffee and beef broth together. Then, I add in a pinch of oregano, rosemary, and powdered onions for an extra zing. This marinade has a unique taste that brings out Brazilian flavors.

Step 4: Marinate & Cook

I pour my marinade over the sirloin tip roast and leave it to marinate for about 15 minutes. Then, I place the roast in a deep baking dish and put a few pats of margarine on top of it. The margarine ensures that meat stays tender during cooking.

Finally, I put the baking dish with the meat into the oven and bake it for around an hour. The temperature needs to be at least 145°F (63°C) at minimum—the standard safe eating temperature for beef.

Once done, take your Brazilian beef out of the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing it into pieces.

Now you’ve got yourself a delicious baked Brazilian beef that is ready to serve!

Optional step: you can garnish your meat with fresh herbs such as parsley or thyme.

Enjoy your amazing meal!

Substitutions and Variations

 Fall in love with this delicious Brazilian dish
Fall in love with this delicious Brazilian dish

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are many ways to mix up this Brazilian beef recipe to make it unique and tailored to your taste preferences. Let’s explore some popular substitutions and variations.

First of all, if you can’t find sirloin tip roast, try using a different cut of beef like beef tenderloin, skirt steak or even ground beef. While the texture may vary slightly, any quality cut of beef will still make for a delicious baked Brazilian beef.

For those who prefer a milder flavor, reduce the amount of black pepper and use more rosemary and oregano for a more herbaceous taste. You can also add a little bit of freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top for an extra tangy kick.

If you’re looking for a caffeine buzz in your meal, try substituting strong black coffee with espresso or adding a shot of espresso to your coffee. It’ll give the dish an extra zing and an element of surprise.

For those who love garlic butter (who doesn’t?), mix some garlic powder with the margarine or butter Brazilian steak recipe for an extra garlicky taste. Or you can sprinkle some powdered onions over the top just before baking for that added crunch.

If you’re looking for something different altogether, try making Vaca Atolada – another Brazilian beef stew made with yucca root – or grilled picanha – a flavorful Brazilian-style beef roast typically served at churrascarias (Brazilian steakhouse).

These substitutions and variations will help you tailor the recipe to your taste, giving it an extra dose of personality while still maintaining its authentic Brazilian flair.

Serving and Pairing

 Mouthwatering aroma filling the entire kitchen
Mouthwatering aroma filling the entire kitchen

When it comes to serving baked Brazilian beef, there are several pairing options that can elevate the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. This tender, juicy meat pairs splendidly with sides like roasted or mashed potatoes, potato salad, or even a simple white rice dish.

If you’re looking to keep things traditional, try serving your baked Brazilian beef alongside some classic Brazilian dishes, like feijoada (a black bean and pork stew) or cheese pastel (a crispy pastry snack filled with cheese). Another popular way to serve beef in Brazil is with farofa, a toasted, seasoned flour mixture that adds a unique texture and flavor to the meal.

When it comes to wine pairing for baked Brazilian beef, you’ll want something that complements the dish’s bold flavors. A full-bodied red wine like a Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon would be an excellent choice. The tannins in the wine help cut through the richness of the beef.

For those who prefer beer over wine, opt for a Brazilian lager like Brahma or Skol. These beers have a light, crisp flavor that pairs well with savory meat dishes.

No matter how you decide to serve your baked Brazilian beef, one thing is for sure: it’s sure to be a hit at any dinner table. So go ahead and experiment with different pairings until you find your perfect combination – your taste buds will thank you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfectly seasoned beef that the whole family will enjoy
Perfectly seasoned beef that the whole family will enjoy

When it comes to baked Brazilian beef, make-ahead is a great option to save time and effort. This dish is perfect for preparing in advance and storing in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.

To make ahead, simply bake the beef as directed in the recipe and allow it to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, preheat your oven to 350°F, reheat the beef covered with foil for around 20-25 minutes until it is hot throughout.

Storing and reheating this dish can be done in several ways depending on your preferences. If you prefer juicier beef, store it with the cooking juices; otherwise, strain them off before placing it in the container. You can cut or slice the beef before or after storing it, depending on how you plan to serve it later.

When reheating, make sure you keep an eye on the temperature to prevent overcooking or drying out. Microwave reheating is also an option but may result in less flavorful meat due to uneven heating. A better alternative is reheating on low heat on your stovetop using some of the leftover liquid from baking.

For best results, store this baked Brazilian beef in small containers and only take out what you need to avoid waste and improve quality taste upon reheating. With these tips, you’ll have delicious and tender juicy Brazilian beef always within reach!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Delicious and healthy alternative to traditional beef recipes
Delicious and healthy alternative to traditional beef recipes

Now that you have an idea of what this delicious Baked Brazilian Beef Recipe entails and how to make it, let’s talk about some tips to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

1. Use Quality Beef

The quality of the beef can make or break the dish. Make sure to choose a high-quality sirloin tip roast or another tender cut. This will guarantee a tender juicy meat with a rich flavor.

2. Marinate the Meat

Marinating the meat in strong black coffee and beef broth with garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper adds a depth of flavor to the final product. Giving the marination process at least one hour will improve its quality taste.

3. Sear the Meat Before Baking

Searing the meat before baking helps to lock in its natural juices, resulting in a tender and flavorsome beef bake. Quickly sear each side of the beef for about 2-3 minutes until browned in color.

4. Use Margarine Instead of Butter

In Brazilian cuisine, margarine is commonly used instead of butter due to its lower fat content. When making this dish, use margarine instead of butter for authentic Brazilian flavor.

5. Cover the Dish While Baking

To prevent the meat from drying out while baking, make sure to cover it with aluminum foil or lid to hold in moisture.

6. Let it Rest Before Serving

Allowing the meat to rest for about 10-15 minutes after baking will help redistribute juices throughout the beef, resulting in a more flavorful final product.

7. Play with Spices and Herbs

Don’t be afraid to experiment with spices and herbs like cumin powder, coriander powder or chopped parsley and cilantro when making this recipe according to your taste preference.

By following these tips, you can create an outstanding Brazilian-style beef that’ll wow everyone who tastes it.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Baked Brazilian Beef Recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and easy-to-make meal. With its tender and juicy sirloin tip roast, aromatic spices of oregano, rosemary, pepper, and garlic powder, and tasty liquid mixture of beef broth and strong black coffee, this recipe promises to deliver a quality taste that will satisfy your hunger.

As a chef who specializes in Brazilian and American cuisine, I can say with confidence that this recipe is up there with the best Brazilian beef recipes out there. It has all the elements of a classic Brazilian steak recipe but made even better with the addition of margarine, flour, onions, and garlic butter.

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, this Baked Brazilian Beef Recipe is sure to impress. And with its flexibility to add variations such as using ground beef or beef ribs made in the oven or even grilled picanha on skewers, it’s a recipe that never gets old.

So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try today! With just 1 hour in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit and 15 minutes of preparation using ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry or fridge, you’ll be able to enjoy the delicious flavor of Brazil right at home. Trust me; it’s worth all the effort.

As the great Brazilian chef Alex Atala once said, “Cooking is about showing love to others.” So show your friends and family some love by preparing them a dish that they’ll never forget. Happy cooking!

Baked Brazilian Beef

Baked Brazilian Beef Recipe

South American stew.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Brazilian
Calories 32.5 kcal


  • 1 1/2-2 lbs sirloin tip roast
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon margarine


  • Cut sirloin tip into 1-inch cubes.
  • Place in casserole with garlic powder, onions, liquids and seasonings.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour until beef is tender.
  • Thicken gravy with the blended flour and margarine.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 61gCalories: 32.5kcalCarbohydrates: 5.7gProtein: 1gFat: 0.8gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 471.5mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 1.6g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Brazilian, Meat, South American, Stew
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.