Stifatho: Greek Beef & Onion Stew

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This recipe is inspired by a family favorite Greek restaurant in Greenville, SC, "Never on Sunday." The older couple who own the restaurant prepare some of the best, most-authentic Greek recipes I've ever had. I've enjoyed this particular dish since I was a child. Although my version probably isn't as good as Iris' recipe, it tides me over when I can't make a visit the restaurant. This works better on top of the range as opposed to the crock pot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a stew pot, lightly brown the meat in olive oil.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and enough water to cover plus 1 1/2 inches. Stir ingredients together.
  3. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce heat to low until gently simmering. Cover and simmer for 3-4 hours without stirring, until only a sauce remains.