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Greek Beef Stew In Tomato Sauce
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4.34 from 21 votes

Hearty Greek Beef Stew In Tomato Sauce (Mosharaki kokkinisto)

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Keyword: christmas, Dinner, Paleo
Servings: 6
Calories: 585kcal


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1800 grams beef shoulder cut into 1,5 inch cubes/chunks
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves chopped
  • 60 ml red wine sweet or semi-sweet
  • 1 very ripe tomato chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2-3 bay leaves dried
  • 10-12 pieces of cloves
  • 10-12 pieces of allspice
  • 1 stick of cinnamon


  • Heat olive oil in a medium-sized cooking pot over high heat. Brown the beef chunks on all sides. Remove from pot and set aside. NOTE: Do not add all the meat in the pot at once. The temperature will drop at once and the meat won't brown properly.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic in the same pot, and cook until tender.
  • Add the meat back to the pot. Pour in the wine, and wait until it evaporates completely.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook for a minute or two.
  • Pour in enough water to cover the meat completely.
  • Once it starts to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1-2 hours. Until meat is tender enough when you prick it and sauce has thickened sufficiently. Note: Cooking time varies depending on the age of the meat.
  • Serve with a garnish of your preference.


Calories: 585kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 1201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g