Greek Beef Stew

Greek Beef Stew


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This is a Greek beef stew called stefado. Serve it with a large bowl of mashed potatoes. Of course a Greek salad, some feta and olives and crusty bread would give this meal the final touches.

Kathy W.

Serves: 18 

  • 3kg chuck steak, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3kg small white onions, cleaned and scored
  • 185g tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) red wine vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours20min 

  1. In a large soup pot cook beef in oil until beef is browned. Remove beef and set aside. Mix sugar into the drippings, add onions and cook until golden. Remove onions from pan.
  2. Return beef to the pot and place onions on top. Mix the tomato paste, wine and wine vinegar together and add to saucepan. Place the garlic, mixed herbs, bay leaf, cinnamon and rosemary in a spice bag or tea ball; add to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, adding more liquid if necessary.

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