Greece is a beautiful country with beautiful people, a beautiful landscape and delicious food! I can remember a Greek restaurant that I was at when I was young where there was no menu. Instead you went into the kitchen and the lady of the house would open different pots on the stove for you to choose your diner. It was sooo wonderful. Since then I have never forgotten this wonderful greek dish Stifado.


800 g calf meat in cubes

3/8 red wine

2 bay leaves

1 stick cinnamon

2 cloves

800 g shallots, peeled and not cut

4 garlic cloves in slices

1 can whole tomatoes

6 Tbsp olive oil

½ Tsp sugar

Salt and pepper

In a large pot heat olive oil and fry the meat until browned from all sides. Take out and set aside. In the same oil fry the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Then add tomatoes and simmer for further 2-3 minutes. Put meat with the good juice back into the pot and add rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 1-1 ½ hours over low heat. Carefully stir once in a while. I served it with Nockerln, small noodles or pita.

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