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Beef stifado

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Serves 4

Delicious greek-style beef casserole

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  • 1kg stewing steak, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 16 shallots, peeled
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • a handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • For the marinade
  • 100ml red wine
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinammon stick, broken in half
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2tsp dried oregano
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 orange, zest finely grated and juiced


    1. Place the beef in a non-metallic bowl with all the marinade ingredients. Cover and leave overnight in the fridge.
    2. Remove the meat from the bowl, reserving the marinade for later. In a heavy based non-stick pan, brown the beef for 2-4 minutes (in batches if necessary), over a high heat.
    3. Add the onion, celery, carrot and shallots to the pan and stir-fry for a further 1-2 minutes.
    4. Add the reserved marinade and tomatoes. Season well, cover and cook over a low heat for 2 hours, or until the sauce has thickened and the beef is very tender. Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaves.
    5. Serve garnished with the parsley.

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d1zzyd1's picture
30th Nov, 2013
Noting down the ingredients to buy to make this for tomorrow. Just a small thing - method calls for celery, but ingredients do not?
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