Crock Pot Beef Stifado

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Another variation of this lovely Greek stew. I used to make this on the stove-top and in the oven, I have now adapted it for my crock pot. Most time goes into cleaning the small onions and I do this the evening before. If you don't want to be bothered with that substitute a large chopped onion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover the onions with boiled water, stand for 5 minutes, drain, peel and set aside.
  2. Dust the beef with the flour.
  3. Heat half of the oil in a large frying pan and brown the beef, transfer to the crock pot.
  4. Heat the rest of the oil and on a high heat brown the small onions for approx ten minutes.
  5. Lower the heat to medium and add the chopped onion and the garlic, fry for another 5 minutes.
  6. Now add the rest of the ingredients, mix and warm through then transfer to the crock pot.
  7. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until tender.
Most Helpful

This was incredibly easy to make, but I did not care for it. My boyfriend ate it and said it was "good but different," but I couldn't even eat it. I've never even HEARD of Stifado before so maybe I am just not accustomed to the taste. It was sweet and that's just not how I care for my meat, I suppose. Will not be revisiting.

Sara G. November 23, 2015

Really disappointing result. After reading the reviews and buying the ingrediants my mouth was watering. I followed the instructions (except adding 500ml extra water) and set my slow cooker to Auto. I left my house sunday morning at 10.30 and turned on the slow cooker. On my return at 14.30 I was greeted with smell of burning. Much to my disappointment in my slow cooker was a dry, black, burned mess. Not sure if the flour had thickened the sauce or maybe the tomato puree. Be very careful if leaving unattended.

kevwade63 January 26, 2014

This is a great dinner. I agree with the other reviewers, a little more liquid would be helpful as it was very thick. Otherwise the flavors were wonderful. Thank you.

Nado2003 October 01, 2009