Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A hearty beef dish scented with garlic and simmered until delectably tender.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs thin sliced beef (any kind)
  • 12 cup oil
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 6 cloves minced garlic (, depending on taste- may add more or less)
  • 12 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • flour (for dredging)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat oil in a skillet.
  2. Dredge the beef in flour mixed with salt and pepper.
  3. Brown the beef till just browned.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the wine, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and water in a stockpot.
  5. Add the browned beef including skillet scrapings.
  6. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding water and stirring when neccessary.
  7. This recipe makes its own gravy, so goes well with rice, potatoes, or bread.


Most Helpful

YUM! I used round steak, sliced extra thin by the butcher. I must admit I thought that the vinegar would be too much, and didn't add the full amount at first, though when tasting the sauce, a half cup is right on--so I added the remainder! I shoulda followed the recipe from the start! :-) I used red wine vinegar. The sauce that this makes was great with Mirjam's Greek-Style Oven Fries. This one will be a regular at our house! Thanks for another fabulous recipe, S'kat!

canarygirl October 18, 2002

OOPS, I forgot to comment on this wonderful dish. I used a round steak also and cut the ingredients in half since I only used 1 1/2 lbs. of meat, the meat was so tender we could cut it with a fork. This made alot of gravy so I served it over rice and had some french bread to soak up the great tasting gravy! So simple and excellent taste too, thanks S'kat.

Dana-MMH November 16, 2002

The vinegar was not a flavor that me or my husband enjoyed, however my 13 yr old daughter and 2 year old son liked it alot!

fabulicious January 25, 2007

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