Ultimate Greek beef stifado.

You can cook Ultimate Greek beef stifado using 17 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Ultimate Greek beef stifado

  1. You need of MARINADE:.
  2. It’s 2-3 sprigs of rosemary.
  3. Prepare 2-3 of dry bay leaves.
  4. You need 1 tbls of dried Greek oregano.
  5. It’s 150 ml of red wine.
  6. Prepare 2 tbls of white wine vinegar.
  7. It’s 3 of garlic cloves peeled and crushed with the back of a knife.
  8. Prepare 4 of whole cloves.
  9. It’s 1 of cinnamon stick, broken into large pieces.
  10. You need A few of gratings of nutmeg.
  11. You need of FOR THE BEEF:.
  12. It’s 1 kg of good quality beef diced.
  13. Prepare 6 tbls of extra virgin olive oil.
  14. You need 1.2 kg of shallots or small onions, peeled.
  15. You need 400 g of chopped tomatoes.
  16. You need 2 tbls of tomato purée.
  17. It’s 1 of beef stock cube.

Ultimate Greek beef stifado step by step

  1. Place all the marinade ingredients together and combine. Add the beef, mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight..
  2. When you’re ready to cook, set the oven to 180C fan assisted..
  3. Drain the beef as well as possible, keeping the marinade juices. Strain and set aside..
  4. Heat 2 tbls of the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the shallots for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl and set aside..
  5. In the same frying pan, add 2 tbls olive oil and sear the beef on all sides and then place in a casserole dish. You will need to brown the meat in batches. Don’t turn it too much whilst searing as this will reduce the temperature of the pan..
  6. Place the remaining olive oil in the frying pan and pour in the reserved marinade, the chopped tomatoes, the tomato purée and the beef stock. Bring to a boil and then pour onto the beef..
  7. Cover the casserole with a lid and place in the oven for 1 hour..
  8. After 1 hour add the shallots to the casserole, mix, cover with a lid and cook for a further hour or until the meat is tender..

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