Beef pastitsada

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A traditional Greek dish, specifically from Corfu, I believe. Slow cooked for tenderness.

Beef pastitsada
Servings:Serves 6 to 8
Calories per serving:445
Ready in:4 hours, 5 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:3 hours 45 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:18th March 2013

Best recipe review

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Not surprising really. Greece is but a short boat trip from Italy. This is lovely.

Paul R Smith

Greek pastitsada


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 150° C (300° F - gas 2)


  1. In a large oven proof dish, heat the olive oil and brown the meat for 5 minutes, remove and reserve. Do this in small batches or you will just end up with boiled meat.
  2. Add the shallots to the pan and sauté for 4 minutes to colour
  3. Return the beef to the dish and deglaze the pan with the wine and a wooden spatula
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well
  5. So there is a really good seal, cover with tin-foil then replace the lid
  6. Place in the oven and slow-cook for 3½ hours

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with pasta or noodles and fresh green vegetables such as broccoli or green beans

Chef's notes

This dish could also be made with veal, chicken or even Lobster.

Unless you are a big fan of cinnamon and cloves you might want to reduce the allspice to 1 teaspoon.


Greek beef stew with noodles (slow cooker recipe) is an variation of this recipe adapted for cooking in a slow cooker.

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