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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!

Recipe Summary

6 hrs 10 mins
6 hrs 25 mins
15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Turn slow cooker to Low setting. Pour beef mixture into slow cooker and stir in ketchup.

  • Cook on Low until beef is tender, 6 to 8 hours.

  • 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.

  • Remove and discard cinnamon stick, bay leaves, and rosemary sprig before serving.

Easy Cleanup

Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 30.7g; carbohydrates 20.6g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 79.8mg; sodium 261.2mg. Full Nutrition