This beef stew is based on a Greek version known as 'Stifado'. It is seasoned with whole allspice berries, cloves and cinnamon.
I was so confident it would be good I made it for the first time when we had dinner guests. Fantastic dish. The only thing I did differently I added more shallots, a little bit more cinnamon & cooked it on a very low heat for a lot longer. - 03 Apr 2012 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)
After buying beef heart instead of beef joint (my Bulgarian is still a bit dodgy!) I needed to find a recipe that used heart. I noted your suggestion to use it in stifado and I was so pleased with the end results. It was truly delicious and reminded me of the the years I'd spent in Greece. I cooked the meat for about an hour longer at a really low heat but apart from that I followed the recipe to the letter. Thank you for a great recipe - 10 Jan 2012 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)