The End As We Know It; A Yummy Beef Stifatho Recipe

Something I swore I would never happened. . . has happened.

I. Own. A. Crock pot.

I have cooked with said crock pot.
I liked it.

I know, I'm so embarrassed. I am so old.

Would it be less mortifying if I explained that the crock pot was a Christmas gift? Along with five or six cookbooks, some copper pans (yes, yes yes, totally compensates for the fact that I am a crock-potter now), an electric mixer, salad bowls & accessories, etc etc so on and so forth.

I basically have a completely restocked kitchen as of December 25th 2010.

So get ready for a whirlwind of recipes, food porn posts, and just general yummy goodness from Little Girl, Shiny World.  Blame the people in my life who think I'm a budding Julia Childs.

Ok no one thinks that. But whatever lol. For my first act of crock-pottery I made a Greek dish called Beef Stifatho for the bf's big 25th bday dinner.
Red wine, nutmeg, cinnamon, garlic, sugar.
Tell me that doesn't sound delicious.

Below is a variation of the recipe I used.  I threw everything together in the pot the night before & refrigerated it, then started the cooking the next morning before work. So easy, so good. The way it should be.

  • In a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker, toss the beef with the flour until evenly coated. Mix in the onions. In a small bowl, stir together the tomato paste, red wine, cumin, cinnamon, lemon juice, and water until well blended. Stir into the beef mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat setting 6-7 hours or until meat is tender, but not falling apart. Stir in the sugar.


    Katie | January 4, 2011 at 9:29 PM

    Crock pot cooking is one of the only kinds of cooking I can do :)

    Lemongrove Avenue | January 5, 2011 at 5:22 AM

    I got a crock-pot for my birthday and I have to admit, though I haven't used it a ton, there's a sense of satisfaction knowing I'm cooking dinner while at the same time running at the treadmill and/or watching Teen Mom re-runs.

    Miss Makes-a-Lot | January 6, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    LOVE IT! i got my crock last year also as a christmas gift... seriously changed my life. its funny, now i adore all the kitchen stuff i get for xmas :) :) happy crocking!!!!

    oh and PS do you have your spices on the wall in little jars?! ive wanted to do that for.ev.errrrr

    Taj Acosta | January 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    I can't see the pics :( It must be my browser today. Hope your new year is going great so far! kisses! p.s. I love using my crockpot!

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