Greek Beef Stew (Styfado)

This is a classic, popular, melt in your mouth, comfort food, Greek Stew Recipe..:) with beef and onions sautéd in fresh tomatoes and a variety of different herbs and with a dash of tomato paste. As the winter weather is becoming stronger each day, I thought that this stew would be a great idea for today’s dinner.   Simple basically very similar to a one pot cooking recipe, just throw in all the ingredients in a large pot and your done. 🙂 

Ingredients:

1 kilo beef pieces

1 cup Olive Oil

2 Bay Leaves

20 Whole Baby Onions

2 tablespoon Sugar

4 or 5 whole allspice

1 cup Vegetable stock (optional)

Rosemary (optional)

1 teaspoon Oregano (optional)

1 Cinnamon stick

4 grated fresh Tomatoes

2 tablespoon Tomato paste

1/2 cup dry Red Wine (optional)

Salt and Pepper

 

Preparation:

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In a large sauce pan add the beef into water and boil for about 20 minutes.

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In a large separate bowl add the peeled baby onions and set aside for 1/2 hour. Once the onions are ready drain and add into the beef  with just enough water to cover both ingredients.

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Once the meat is ready add in add the ingredients.

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If you can find this allspice it works much better for this recipe than the powder version.  I add sugar into this recipe because tomatoes are out of season this time of year and because some tend to be a bit sour I sweeten up the tomato with the sugar.

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Simmer for 1 hour on medium heat and cook until beef and onions are tender and soft.  I thought I should mention that this recipe can be made in the slow cooker…just through everything in and let it cook for about 4 to 5 hours.   🙂

Kali Orexi!!!

 

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds amazing! yummm ❤

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Linda. 🙂

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  2. Ben Aqiba says:

    That looks so delicious 🙂

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you Ben….for some reason I am not able to see your site :(…I have tried to follow you again but its just impossible….Is there any other way I can because I like your site and I find it very uplifting. Can you let me know how else I can follow you

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      1. Ben Aqiba says:

        You are so welcome. I am not sure where the problem is . I tried from another computer and it seems that everything is ok. Try to subscribe on the email list and I will check did you make it

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      2. foodzesty says:

        Hi Ben, I have subscribed to your site…thank you

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      3. Ben Aqiba says:

        Hi, yes you are. Thank you for following me 🙂 Stay positive

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      4. foodzesty says:

        It is so hard Ben….Every time I pick my head up out of the water it’s like I am pushed back into it. 😦

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      5. Ben Aqiba says:

        And I believe you. It is not an easy task ,but you must fight,and you must hold your head above the water

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      6. foodzesty says:

        I will try but can’t promise much

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Looks too tasty.

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Thank you P! I hope all is well with you

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  4. Simple and tasty – I love these kind of dishes 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Sophie 🙂

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    1. foodzesty says:

      I sent you an email

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  5. dtills says:

    Looks perfect for the cool weather Sophie 🙂 I am making a pulled pork in the slow cooker for dinner tomorrow after Ryan and I get back from climbing!

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  6. Hello Sophie! Really nice stew! I love it. It is kind of our culture. Many types of stew or goulash (more or less similar thing 🙂 ) Great for winter dinner! ❤

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    1. foodzesty says:

      Hi Vero, I sent you an email

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      1. Hello Sophie! I have checked it, I will reply as soon as I can. Take care, my friend and cheer up ❤ 🙂

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      2. foodzesty says:

        No problem take care and have a lovely time 🙂

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