Recipe: Greek Beef Stew

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Tender beef and small white onions blended with a hint of cinnamon and cloves


  • one and a half pounds (675g) of lean stewing beef
  • 6 oz (175g) tomato paste
  • 2 lbs. (900g) small white onions
  • 3 tbsps of cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsps oil
  • 1 pint (560ml) water
  • 2 x 2inch sticks cinnamon
  • 1 large onion
  • half a teasoon of black pepper
  • 2 tsps. salt
  • 6 whole cloves
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Cut the meat into cube-like pieces and place in a stewpan with the oil
    2. Heat gently and brown all the meat to seal
    3. Mix together the water, tomato paste, vinegar, salt and pepper in another pan and bring to the boil
    4. Pour the boiling mixture over the meat in the other pan
    5. Stud the large onion with the whole cloves and add to the stew mixture together with cinnamon
    6. Cover and simmer gently for one and a half to two hours, or until the meat is tender, adding the small white onions about 30 minutes before the end of cooking time


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