Beef Pastitsada from Corfu Island
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Serves: 4
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1 kilo / 2 lb. beef cut in cubes
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups sweet red wine
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 onions, thickly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Salt, pepper
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp all spice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 300 gr. / 11 oz. chilopites or any other pasta, rice or potatoes
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a nonstick skillet sauté the beef from all sites.
  2. Remove and put aside.
  3. In the same skillet pour couple of tbsp of olive oil and sauté the onion, the mushrooms and garlic for about 3 minutes.
  4. Return the beef in the skillet add the spices and herbs and the wine and vinegar.
  5. Boil in high for five minutes.
  6. If you are using your slow cooker, put everything in there and program it to high for six hours.
  7. If you are using your stove, lower the heat to low and let it boil until the meat becomes tender.
  8. I would say no less than three to four hours.
  9. If you are using your pressure cooker, put everything in there bring to boil, cover with the lid and follow your manufacturer’s instructions.
  10. I would say a total time of two hours in pressure cooker would make it very soft.
  11. When cooking time is over and the sauce is somewhat runny you can thicken it with a couple of tbsp. of corn starch dissolved in 2 tbsp of water.
  12. Serve over pasta.
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