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Greek Beef Stew


  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic (about 2 teaspoons minced)
  • 2 1/2 pounds beef chuck or blade roast, cut into cubes, or stew meat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 28 ounces canned, crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine, beef broth or water

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  1. Turn the slow cooker on HIGH.
  2. Chop onion and add to pot.
  3. Add minced garlic.
  4. Top with meat.
  5. Sprinkle in salt, pepper and oregano and add cinnamon stick or cinnamon.
  6. Add tomatoes and wine.
  7. Reduce heat to LOW and cook 8 to 10 hours. Meat should be falling-apart tender.
  8. Serve over couscous, orzo, mashed potatoes or rice.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings