Greek Stefado

This recipe is suitable for the OWL phase of Atkins and beyond.


1/4 c. olive oil
2 lb. beef (chuck or steak) in 1 1/2″ cubes
8 oz. baby whole onions
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 c. red wine
1 cinnamon stick ( or 1 tsp. ground)
pinch allspice
pinch black pepper and salt
1 bay leaf
1 T. malt vinegar
2 T. tomato paste
1 1/2 c. water

Heat oil and brown onions on the surface. Remove to a plate. Now add meat cubes and brown them on all sides. Add remaining ingredients (except onions) and bring to boil. Reduce to low heat and simmer covered for 1 hour to tenderize meat. Stir occasionally during cooking.

After 1 hour, lift lid and remove cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Then add the browned onions. Simmer another 15 minutes or until onions are tender but not falling apart. Traditionally served with rice, but it will go nicely with salad, broccoli, or cauliflower to stay Atkins Friendly.


Serves 4
Each serving has:

445 Calories
27.6 g Fat
7.4 g carbs
.86 g Fiber
35.2 g. Protein
6.54g Net Carbs


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