Greek Inspired Beef Stew

Greek Inspired Beef Stew Recipe

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Marion Wilting


This was inspired by several Greek stifado recipes.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
1 Hr 45 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 lb
    stewing beef
  • 2
    medium tomatoes
  • 2 clove
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar or xylitol
  • 3/4 c
    dry red wine
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c
  • 20
    green olives
  • 1/4 c
    canned tomatoes
  • 1/3 c
    beef broth
  • 1 stick
  • 1/8 tsp
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    pepper, to taste
  • ·
    olive oil for frying

How to Make Greek Inspired Beef Stew


  1. Chop shallot and tomatoes and mince garlic.
  2. In a large pot, heat enough olive oil to brown the beef. Brown the beef on all sides (in batches if the pot isn't big enough), then add shallot and garlic and continue browning until shallots are translucent.
  3. Add sugar, cinnamon and allspice, stir and mix well, then add chopped tomatoes. Fry until tomato pieces fall apart and become brownish. Add about 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  4. Deglaze with balsamic vinegar and red wine, reduce until nearly evaporated, then add canned tomatoes and broth, reduce liquid some more, then lower heat, season with pepper, cover pot and simmer on low heat for about 1 hour.
  5. Add raisins and olives, simmer another 30-45 minutes or until meat is tender.
  6. Serve with vegetables or rice and vegetables.

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About Greek Inspired Beef Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free
Hashtag: #greek-style

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