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!


  • 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.



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


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


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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