Kokkinisto – Greek Beef Stew

Servings :

Total Time:

6 servings

1 hour


cubed stewing beef onion sugar garlic bay leaf cinnamon salt ground cloves ground pepper chopped tomatoes in tomato juice tomato paste olive oil beef stock (broth) red wine or beef stock parsley

Step 1

Season the beef with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil (or use cooking spray) in a large cast iron casserole or skillet and brown the beef, in batches, until nicely coloured on all sides. You can also brown the beef directly in your pressure cooker but don’t crowd the meat as it will stew rather than brown.

Step 2

Heat the olive oil in your Instant Pot using the Sauté function. Add the shallots or onion and sugar and cook over medium heat for about five minutes, until softened.

Step 3

Add the garlic, bay leaf, cloves, salt, pepper and cinnamon stick and stir for a couple of minutes until fragrant.

Step 4

Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth and wine. Add the beef, stir together and cover.

Step 5

Set vent to sealing and cook for 45 minutes at high pressure. Leave for 10 minutes natural release and then manually release the rest of the steam.

Step 6

Taste and season if necessary. Stir in some chopped parsley and serve with mashed potatoes, rice or orzo pasta.

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