Sunday, 23 June 2013

A TASTE OF GREECE!

BEEF STIFADO

This is traditionally a Greek winter dish and it's delicious!

Ingredients:

1 tblsp olive oil
100g butter
1 onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 mug dry red wine
1 tblsp wine vinegar
pinch cumin
pinch cinnamon
700g stewing steak
700g small white onions
2 tblsps tomato puree
1 tsp salt
1 large bay leaf

Method:
Heat 50g butter and the olive oil in a casserole pot and fry the onions and garlic for five minutes.
Gently brown the meat on all sides, then stir in the tomato puree for a further minute.
Now add the cumin, cinnamon, bay leaf and salt. Mix well.
Add the red wine, the wine vinegar and gently cook for five minutes. Now add enough hot water to almost cover the meat, cover and simmer on a low heat for about two hours until the meat is tender.
Meanwhile soak the small onions in hot water for five minutes and peel the skin off.
Drain well and fry the onions in the remaining butter until browned. Set aside.

Once the meat is cooked through add the onions and cook for a further 30 minutes.

Taste, adjust seasoning and serve.

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