Dorothy's Stefado

Dorothy's Stefado

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Kathy W. 31

"This is a Greek beef stew made with small onions. This is my mom's recipe, and every Fall without fail you could smell it simmering in the kitchen. Serve it with a large bowl of mashed potatoes. Of course a Greek salad, some feta & olives and crusty bread give this meal the final touches. The onions can be time consuming to clean, but well worth it when your family sits down to eat."

Ingredients 3 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 357 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 357 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 262 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large soup pot, cook beef in oil until beef is browned. Remove beef, and set aside. Mix sugar into the drippings, add onions, and cook until golden. Remove onions from pan.
  2. Return beef to the pot, and place onions on top. Mix the tomato paste, wine, and wine vinegar together, and add to saucepan. Place the garlic, pickling spices, bay leaf, cinnamon, and rosemary in a spice bag; add to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, adding more liquid if necessary.
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Footnotes

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  • The onions let out liquid as they cook, so be careful not to add to much water at the beginning. When stew is done, remember to remove the spice bag.
  • If you prefer, you can cook this in a roaster in your oven at 275 degrees F(135 degrees C). Watch the time though; it may take longer.
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Weasel
10/1/2009

Good recipe! If you don't have pickling spice, you can make it yourself. The main ingredients are: cinnamon, mustard seed, bay leaves, allspice, dill seed, cloves, ginger, peppercorns, coriander, juniper berries, mace, and cardamom. So put a bit of all this, and you've got it!

BEZEMES
2/4/2004

This is a GREAT recipe!!! I am Greek and this is just like my mom used to make. Don't be afraid of the work, your family will love this!

BUSYGREEKMOM
4/8/2004

I made this recently and can't believe how good this was. I always stayed away from this recipe even though it was one of my favorite greek meals. I thought it would be too much work, but boy was it worth it. Kathy is right, the smell of this simmering is so inviting! My family enjoyed this a lot and all you have to do is add a salad and some mashed potatoes! No more ordering this out at Greek restaurants. Now I can have even better at home!! Thanks!