Stifado (Greek beef and onion stew)

Stifado (Greek beef and onion stew)


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About this recipe: Beef stifado is a popular Greek dish, with a really rich sauce with lots of flavour. Serve with roast potatoes, rice or just some nice crusty bread.

Baje Sofala, Mozambique

Serves: 4 

  • 1 small wine glass olive oil
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1kg beef, cut into cubes (preferrably lean)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 500g baby shallot onions
  • 1 wine glass red wine
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • coarse salt and pepper to taste

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

  1. Heat 1/2 of the olive oil in a large heavy casserole with all the herbs and spices.
  2. Throw in the beef and brown for 5 or so minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato puree and the chopped tomatoes and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  4. Shallow fry the onions in the remaining olive oil in a seperate pan until soft.
  5. To the beef, add in the wine, onions and 1 litre of boiling water, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Finish by placing casserole in the oven for about 45 minutes, or until beef is tender.

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