Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

by Erica Dinho on April 29, 2013

Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

Sobrebarriga is a particular cut of beef thats Spanish name literally translates to “over the belly” in English. The most comparable cut of meat that I’ve found here in the United States is flank steak. There are many different traditional Colombian dishes that use this cut of meat such as, Carne Desmechada (Colombian-Style Shredded Beef), Sobrebarriga Sudada (Stewed Flank Steak), Sobrebarriga en Salsa (Flank Steak in Creole Sauce), and this Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak). This particular dish is very popular in the capital of the country, Bogotá, and is usually served with papas chorriadas and white rice on the side.

The traditional way to make Sobrebarriga al Horno is to cook the flank steak in water with vegetables and Colombian spices, then the piece of beef is top with breadcrumbs and baked in the oven. Cooking the flank steak this way helps the meat to become very tender and flavorful.

Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

Sobrebarriga al Horno is one of the beef dishes I often make at home. It’s a simple Colombian dish but the taste and texture is absolutely delicious. Serve this dish with a side of papas chorriadas for a truly homey Colombian meal.

Buen provecho!

Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

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Ingredients

(4 servings)

  • 2 pounds of flank steak
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 cup of aliños sauce
  • 1 dark beer
  • Salt and pepper, to your taste
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs

Sobrebarriga

Sobrebarriga al Horno (Colombian-Style Baked Flank Steak)

Directions

  1. In a pot, place the flank steak, water, aliños sauce salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for about 2 hours or until the meat is cooked.
  2. Remove the beef from the pot and drain. Place the beef in a bowl, add the beer and let sit for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Place the beef on a greased baking sheet, top with the bread crumbs and place in the oven. Cook for about 20 to 25 minutes.
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1 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz April 29, 2013 at 11:56 AM

What an unusual dish. Being used to eating medium-rare I am surprised by your saying the meat is tender when fully cooked. But the beer must help. Totally worth a try to prove me wrong lol.

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2 Jorge April 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM

In the Ingredients you call for Alinos Sauce but there is no indication of what that it is and how to make it. In the search área I typed Alinos Sauce but gave me no results.

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3 Erica Dinho April 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM
4 Belinda @zomppa May 1, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I can say that this should be IN my belly!

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