Garlic Lovers Beef

Garlic Lovers Beef


"This is a baked dish that is great with pasta and some crusty bread to absorb all the great tasting sauce. This is my husband's favorite dish, and he eats it with steamed rice or potatoes. If you love garlic, you'll love this recipe. This was also my uncle's favorite dish; I cooked for him when I used to visit him in Seattle as a teenager."


3 h 35 m servings 850 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 850 kcal
  • 43%
  • Fat:
  • 58.8 g
  • 90%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 61.6 g
  • 123%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 203 mg
  • 68%
  • Sodium:
  • 401 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
  2. In a 3 quart glass baking dish with a cover, layer meat, garlic cloves, bay leaves, onion slices, and black olives. Pour the tomatoes evenly over the top, and then do the same with the olive oil.
  3. Cover and bake for 3 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 75 Ratings


very good recipe. I don't cut up the meat but cook it like a pot roast recipe. Other reviewers I think are mistaking a head of garlic for a clove of garlic. A head is the entire bulb containi...

Wow. This was absolutely incredible. Taking heed to the warnings about blandness, I used 4 heads of garlic - enough to keep most people from bothering me for a week - I chopped 20 cloves and p...

I just finished eating this, and it was pretty good. I followed the recipe except I did it in a slow cooker (low for 7 hours). The meat was fall-apart tender. I think the problem is that the ...

OK recipe. The beef was wonderfully tender, like a well cooked pot roast. Just needed a little more "spice" according to my hubby. Served with wide egg noodles, was just a little bland.

My husband loved this. That alone gets it a five star review. I halved the recipe and skipped the olives. I had fresh Roma tomatoes from my garden which I blanched and crushed before adding. I s...

Very good. Everyone in the family loved this dish. Make sure you do not mistake the heads of garlic and use only cloves. You need to use the entire head.

I used Stew beef (non super lean kind-i havent had good experiences with the lean kind) and it was marvelous. I did however cut the stew chunks into smaller pieces and remove some of the fat. I ...

Could someone please tell me what cut of meat to use for this recipe??? I used top round (a lean cut, as called for) and it was tough, not tender like everyone has been saying. 2 heads of garlic...

This was delicious. We ate it with noodles & fresh bread. I added extra tomato, onion, and garlic. Next time I will omit the oil though, it didn't add anything.