Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs
- 1 (425 g) diced tomatoes
- 125 ml red wine vinegar
- 125 ml beef stock
- 90 ml olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic, halved
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 10 cm orange zest, long strip
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 900 g beef chuck, cut into 3 cm chunks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 450 g white pearl onions, halved
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
- Combine the tomatoes, vinegar, stock, 50 mls olive oil, garlic, cinnamon stick, orange zest, honey, bay leaf and cumin in a large casserole pot with a lid.
- Stir through the beef until coated and refrigerate overnight to marinate.
- Heat olive oil in a frying pan, add onions and sugar and cook until browned.
- Pre heat the oven to 160°C.
- Add onions to marinated beef and cover.
- Cook for 2 ½- 3 hours until tender.
This was super easy & so delicious! I love Greek food but can't get it where we live, so I was so happy to find this recipe! I made it with brown rice, some garlic herb flat bread and tzatziki dip. Made a wonderful meal with very little effort! Definitely a keeper!
This was amazing! The aroma coming from the oven was heavenly and just from that we knew we were in for a treat. I did make a few additions and though they probably weren't authentic, they fit perfectly and added an extra dimension to the stew. Towards the end of cooking I added a drained and rinsed can of cannelini beans and some fresh spinach for some extra nutrition. We served this over brown rice and it made for a wonderfully scrumptious and South Beach diet friendly meal. Thank you so much for a recipe that is one of my favorites off Zaar so far!
Have been looking for a recipe for this for years. The last time I had it I lived in Cyprus for 3 years in the 70's. It was wonderful and brought back so many memories. It is also very authentic.The only change I made was to reduce the Olive oil, as personally I do not like a lot. I made a flat style Cyprus loaf to soak up the juices. Wonderful!!!