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Greek Beef & Veal Recipes

Greek recipes for beef and veal include fabulous roasts, chops, stews and, of course, the famous "souvlaki" - skewers roasted over the coals or grilled in the oven.

Beef Stew with Orzo Pasta - Youvetsi
Youvetsi (yoo-VEH-tsee) is a traditional Greek stew that is usually made with beef or lamb. The meat is cooked in a rich tomato sauce together with orzo pasta and finished with a heap of grated Kefalotyri cheese on top. It gets its name from the distinctive covered clay dish in which it is baked.

Greek Cuts of Beef
A handy guide with diagrams and translations of the different cuts of beef as cut by Greek butchers.

Beef Kebabs in Yogurt Sauce - Kebabs Yiaourtlou
Savory beef kebabs bathed in a tangy yogurt sauce and topped with spiced tomato sauce. The subtle heat from the paprika and cayenne pepper is balanced by the yogurt to make a very tasty dish.

Beef Vegetable Soup - Kreatosoupa me Trahana
A hearty and satisfying beef vegetable soup with the unmistakable flavor of sweet Trahana – a fine grain pasta made from semolina and milk

Soutzoukakia - Yiayia's Spiced Meatballs in Sauce from Smyrni
Delicious little kebabs of ground meat which are lightly fried then bathed in wine and tomato sauce. This recipe for Soutzoukakia hails from Smyrni or modern day Izmir.

Beef & Mushroom Ragout - Moschari me Freska Manitaria
This is an easy recipe to make, and if you love mushrooms, it could become a family favorite. Because the meat cooks slowly, even the least expensive cuts of beef work well.

Beef & Onion Stew - Stifatho
Beef, stewing onions, and a collection of fabulous herbs create a classic Greek stew.

Biftekia - Greek Burger Recipe by Thea Kanella
These burgers are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Ground beef mixed with a savory Greek cheese and grilled to perfection - delicious! Be sure to make extra patties for the freezer for a quick weeknight meal.

Beef & Pork Combo Burgers on the Grill - Biftekia Skharas
A mixture of ground beef and pork makes for fabulous burgers on the grill. The meat can be made ahead of time and frozen for later use.

Beef Stew with Peas - Moshari me Araka
Grab the pressure cooker for this delicious and filling one-pot meal. Stew meat, peas, and potatoes get a boost from a kokkinisto sauce made with tomatoes, onion, and wine. A great tasting meal.

Boiled Beef Dinner with Avgolemono Egg-Lemon Soup
Dress up a simple and economical dish of boiled beef and vegetables with a rice soup with a dash of egg-lemon sauce to create a Greek delight.

Grilled Beef Kebabs: Souvlaki Mosharisio
Chunks of tender beef grilled on skewers with slices of onion, tomato, and green pepper.

Grilled Ribeye Steaks - Brizoles Mosharisies sta Karvouna
Bone-in ribeye steaks are the traditional cut for beef "brizoles" (boneless ribeyes work just as well), with a traditional Greek marinade and basting sauce. A delicious and easy recipe.

Meat Pie with Phyllo Crust - Kreatopita
This pan-sized pie encased in a phyllo crust can be made with beef or lamb, and calls for meat, olive oil, wine, tomato paste, rice, onions, garlic, and a fabulous selection of herbs.

Mixed Grill Souvlaki - Chicken. Pork, Lamb Kebabs
Souvlaki - skewers of meat (with or without vegetables)- are favorites for indoor and outdoor grilling. This recipe includes green and red peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and we're cooking outside for a cookout or outdoor party.

Reddened Beef Stew - Moshari Kokkinisto
In Greek, "reddened" means that the meat is browned before stewing. This is a classic dish. The beef is browned then added to a sauce of tomatoes, onion, garlic, herbs, and spices.

Veal in White Wine Sauce from Corfu - Sofritto
Thin strips veal are cooked in a lovely white wine sauce, with favorite Corfiot tastes of garlic, rosemary, and parsley.

Veal with Vegetables for Babies
Introducing babies to meat dishes starts with pureed combinations of very lean meats and simple easy-to-digest vegetables. This veal dish is is suitable for babies from 6 months of age and up.

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