Greek Slow Cooked Beef Stifado

February 23, 2015 • Greek Food, Meat

Slow Cooked Greek Beef Stifado mediterranean baby

On a busy, cold winter day, this Greek Stifado recipe is the perfect meal to pop in the slow cooker before you head out the door.

When you get home, your house will smell like cinammon and stew and all you’ll need to do is boil some orzo.  It’s a family favorite around here and it’s just too easy!!

Greek Slow Cooked Beef Stifado


  • 1 1/2 lbs. stew meat
  • 1 28 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp. dried Greek oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. orzo
  • Feta cheese


Season the meat liberally with salt and pepper and brown in your cast iron skillet.

Place the meat in the slow cooker and top with tomato sauce and red wine. Add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, sugar, oregano, and garlic.

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Boil orzo and cook to al dente. Drain and top with Beef Stifado from the slow cooker. The meat should fall apart, fork tender. Serve with a hunk of cool, crumbly feta cheese and a fresh garnish of parsley.

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One Response to Greek Slow Cooked Beef Stifado

  1. catherine says:

    You know that I am not a big meat eater but this is absolutely delicious!!!!! Have to be honest….. that I had a recipe for this when we lived in England and it did not quite taste like yours honey, but not sure if it was the recipe or the cook???? For those of you that don’t know… I am Nicole’s Mom and I have to admit Nicole does not get her cooking talents from me :) but I have tried numerous recipes that she has posted and if I stick to the recipe….. it’s almost as good as hers!!!!!

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