How To Cook Beef Stifado – Greek Stew

sotiris bassakaropoulos  —  October 7, 2017 — Leave a comment

How To Cook Beef Stifado – Greek Stew


2 lbs beef stew meat

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, roughly chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 bay leaf

½ teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon ground coriander

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 cup dry red wine

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

¾ cup medium-grain rice

½ cup water

1 cup low-sodium beef broth

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the beef stew meat and season with salt and pepper. Cook until seared, about 5 minutes.

3. Add in the onion, garlic, tomato paste, bay leaf, oregano, cinnamon, allspice, and coriander. Cook until fragrant and the onions are softened, about 3 minutes.

4. Add in the vinegar and red wine and bring to a simmer. Simmer for a few minutes until the liquid is reduced by half.

5. Add in the tomatoes and rice, stirring to combine. Pour in the beef broth and stir in. Bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Cover the pot and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened.

7. Taste the stew and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve warm over rice or with crusty bread. Enjoy!

How To Cook Beef Stifado – Greek Stew

sotiris bassakaropoulos


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