Garlic Lovers Beef


This is a baked dish that is great with pasta and some crusty bread to absorb all the great tasting sauce. This is my husband's favorite dish, and he eats it with steamed rice or potatoes. If you love garlic, you'll love this recipe. This was also my uncle's favorite dish; I cooked for him when I used to visit him in Seattle as a teenager.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
6 serving


  • 4 pounds lean steak, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 2 medium heads garlic, peeled

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings

  • 10 large black olives (Optional)

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).

  2. In a 3 quart glass baking dish with a cover, layer meat, garlic cloves, bay leaves, onion slices, and black olives. Pour the tomatoes evenly over the top, and then do the same with the olive oil.

  3. Cover and bake for 3 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

851 Calories
59g Fat
19g Carbs
62g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 851
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g 75%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 62g
Vitamin C 20mg 99%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 10mg 53%
Potassium 1445mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.