How to make a Greek Style Beef with Garlic and Olives.
This is a traditional Greek dish that calls for a crazy amount of garlic cloves and olives. However, you can use as many garlic cloves and olives as you are comfortable with, and the dish will still be delicious!
Ingredients: Serves 6
- 3 pounds boneless beef chuck or top sirloin, cut in 2-inch cubes
- 100 cloves of garlic, peeled
- 48 Kalamata olives
- 4 cups dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh, chopped parsley leaves, basil leaves, or rosemary, to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 425F degrees.
- Add the oil to a skillet and heat on medium until hot.
- Add the beef cubes so that they form a single layer.
- Brown on both sides.
- Repeat until all the beef is used up.
- It should take about 5 minutes per batch for all the pieces to brown.
- Transfer the meat to a 3-quart clay pot or casserole dish.
- Add the garlic, olives, wine, and tomato paste, and bay leaves to the skillet after you remove the meat and cook over medium-high heat.
- Be sure to stir the mixture well in order to fully dissolve the tomato paste.
- Pour the mixture over the beef in the clay pot after it cooks for about one minute.
- Cover the pot and place it in the oven.
- Let it cook until all the juices absorb.
- Stir the mixture a few times throughout the cooking process.
- In total, this dish should take about 2 hours to cook.
- This is optional, but you may cook this dish with a few potatoes.
- Just peel and quarter 2-3 potatoes and add them to the clay pot with the beef.
- Remove the pot from the oven and let it rest for about 20 minutes before serving.
- Garnish each portion with some fresh herbs.
- Serve and enjoy!