About this recipe: Stifado is a Greek stew made with small onions. My mum made this every autumn. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes for a warming, hearty meal that will take the chill out of any evening.
Use the smallest onions you can find, sometimes called pearl onions. The onions let out liquid as they cook, so be careful not to add to much water at the beginning. When stew is done, remember to remove the whole pickling spices.
Good recipe! If you don't have pickling spice, you can make it yourself. The main ingredients are: cinnamon, mustard seed, bay leaves, allspice, dill seed, cloves, ginger, peppercorns, coriander, juniper berries, mace, and cardamom. So put a bit of all this, and you've got it! - 01 Oct 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a GREAT recipe!!! I am Greek and this is just like my mom used to make. Don't be afraid of the work, your family will love this! - 18 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made this recently and can't believe how good this was. I always stayed away from this recipe even though it was one of my favorite greek meals. I thought it would be too much work, but boy was it worth it. Kathy is right, the smell of this simmering is so inviting! My family enjoyed this a lot and all you have to do is add a salad and some mashed potatoes! No more ordering this out at Greek restaurants. Now I can have even better at home!! Thanks! - 08 Apr 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)