Stifado dishes have been made and loved in Greece at least since the Middle Ages, when it is believed the word was first coined. They can be made with meat, poultry, seafood, game, or another vegetable as the central ingredient. The onions, wine or vinegar, tomato, and a selection of herbs and spices (often including cinnamon) create a flavorful base. Generally made on the stovetop, there are a few stifado variations that can be made in the oven.
This Beef Stifado is one of the classics, and one of the easiest to make. This is one of those recipes where you dump everything into a pot and let it cook to create its own perfection. The recipe calls for beef, boiler onions, garlic, bay leaves, fresh rosemary, tomato, and spices, and the result is delicious!
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