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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.