Stiffado – Greek beef and onion stew!

It’s been really cold out lately so I’m going to be doing lots of crock-pottery this winter. This great Greek style beef dish makes a great entree poured over potatoes or noodles!

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  • 2-3 lbs stew meat
  • 3 large onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic of 4 tbsp minced garlic.
  • 1 cup feta cheese
  • 12 oz ( one can) tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

First brown up the beef in a little oil and spoon it over into your crockpot with a slotted spoon, you want to leave the beef juice in  the pan.

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On medium heat, add the diced onions and cook until soft.  Then mix in the cinnamon, garlic and allspice for a couple minutes.

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Then dump everything else except the cheese in and let it get hot for a couple minutes.

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Put it all in the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or medium for 7-8 hours.
Melt most of your feta cheese into the pot 10-15 minutes before serving, and save a little to sprinkle on top.

Ladle that hot sweet and rich meat stew over some potatoes or noodles and enjoy!

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