Recipe by PROFPAM
"I always make this in the fall. It makes the whole house smell wonderful as it cooks. The combination of cinnamon, brown sugar, and vinegar give this a great flavor. Serve it over rice or noodles."
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lean beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 (6 ounce) can
packed brown sugar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
WOW, this has some awesome flavor combinations, though I did make some minor changes based on other reviewers' comments. I was a bit leary of too much wine vinegar and how that would taste so I only used 1/2 cup of that, less brown sugar (also around 1/2), and whole cloves instead of ground. Even though these changes, I still think it deserves a high rating and we very much enjoyed this meal. Thanks for a great post ProfPam!
Hmm, this did nothing for me. I consider myself a very adventurous eater but the flavors were too strong (vinegar) and not very complex.
I thought this recipe had a great, rich flavor with a bit of tang from the vinegar. I used a large oven-proof frypan with a tight fitting lid, went right from stove to oven. The recipe says "wine vinegar" - I assumed this was red wine vinegar and it came out fine. Also the recipe calls for 1/4 tsp ground cloves but the instructions refer to "whole cloves" only. I scattered 6 whole cloves over the mix just before putting it in the oven. We ate it straight like a stew, but it would be super over pasta or, if you are really hungry, mashed potatoes! Great reheated the next day.
this was a wonderful and flavorful alternative to the norm beef stew....the whole family enjoyed it...
the only change i made was to add potatoes...
i liked the flavor the red wine vinegar added...and having greek heritage, its nice to finally have a good greek recipe!
Very interesting, will try this tomorrow. The brown sugar is a new one on me. The recipe is usually spelled 'stifado' in Greek cookery books, and originates in Corfu, I think, where there is a strong Italian influence (the name comes from the Italian 'stufato', which simply means 'stewed'.
Great soup. I added brown and wild rice during the last hour to save time making rice.
When I make this, my kids go nuts... they know it's coming because it does make the house smell fantastic! My husband really enjoys it too.
Absolutely wonderful. Was looking for a different kind of Greek dish when I found this. Very easy to fix and fills the house with some fantastic smells!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 248
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