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Beef Stifado in the Slow Cooker

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"Stifado is a Greek beef stew and my all-time favorite Greek dish. Chunks of tender beef are cooked with shallots in a rich aromatic tomato sauce. Serve with boiled rice and a good supply of crusty bread to mop up the rich sauce!"
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Ingredients

6 h 25 m servings 378
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over high heat and cook beef, onion, and garlic until meat is browned on all sides and onions are soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add tomatoes, nutmeg, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, rosemary, salt and a good pinch of black pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until ingredients blend, about 3 minutes. Add wine and vinegar and stir to combine.
  2. Turn slow cooker to Low setting. Pour beef mixture into slow cooker and stir in ketchup.
  3. Cook on Low until beef is tender, 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, heat remaining olive oil in a skillet and cook shallots until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cooked shallots to stew for the last 1 to 2 hours of cooking.
  5. Remove and discard cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and rosemary sprig before serving.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 378 calories; 15.7 20.6 30.7 80 261 Full nutrition

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Very nice change from the standard beef stew! Full disclosure - I don't tend to actually *measure* ingredients on recipes like this, but I used the full ingredient list. (Except for the baby sha...

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I was interested in trying this recipe because of the atypical spices. It sounded different. While tasty, it was a bit disappointing, as I didn't get the layering of flavors I expected. I think ...

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I was interested in trying this recipe because of the atypical spices. It sounded different. While tasty, it was a bit disappointing, as I didn't get the layering of flavors I expected. I think ...

Very nice change from the standard beef stew! Full disclosure - I don't tend to actually *measure* ingredients on recipes like this, but I used the full ingredient list. (Except for the baby sha...

I thought it needed a little more depth so added a tablespoon of Beef Base & Seasoning

Was wonderful. This goes into the company fule fore sure.

What kind of vinegar please? Balsamic, white, apple cider, malt? I am sure using the wrong one will be a game changer Thanks

This was very good on a cool fall day. I didn't have six hours to cook it so used a clay pot. You didn't specify what type of vinegar so I used sherry vinegar. Next time, I think I'd add some ...