Moshari Kokkinisto or Reddened Beef Stew Recipe

Moshari Kokkinisto or Reddened Beef Stew Recipe

In Greek, "reddened" means that meat has been browned before stewing. In this classic dish, the beef is browned then added to a tomato and spice sauce.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Dissolve tomato paste in the red wine.
  2. Step 2

    In a large frying pan, brown the meat in hot olive oil. Remove meat from the pan and transfer to a stew pot.
  3. Step 3

    Keep the oil hot in the frying pan. Add onions and garlic to the hot oil and sauté until the onions are soft.
  4. Step 4

    Add fresh chopped tomato and wine with tomato paste, and cook for a few minutes until it melts, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  5. Step 5

    Add the tomato sauce to the meat in the stew pot, and stir in salt, pepper, bay leaf, and cloves.
  6. Step 6

    Add a small amount of water and turn heat to high. When it starts to boil, add remaining water slowly, stirring between each addition of water.
  7. Step 7

    When it reaches a full boil, cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (test meat for tenderness), stirring occasionally. Yield: serves 6-8