Stewed Beef with Leeks in the Oven

Traditional Greek food you can eat all year round! Juicy meat combined with leeks, a very underestimated vegetable. I remember when I was young, my brother and sister hated this food, but I never understood why. It is so tasteful and cozy!! Remember to check often the water in the pan, so the meat will not be dry. But still do not add too much. At the end you will need it to be left with a bit of water. 😀

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Prep. Time: 1 hour and 40 – 50 min. Serves up to 5 people. 

2 leeks
500gr beef
1 onion cut in small pieces
3 scallion in pieces
1 cup red wine
black pepper
1 cup tomato juice
½ cup of water
fresh oregano also for garnish

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Take a large pot and put some olive oil, just to cover its base. Cut the beef in small square even pieces and put it in the pot. Let it sauté completely and throw in the onions. Sauté them too and add the spices along with the tomato juice.

Add the water and let the meat be cooked and softened about 30 – 40 minutes. Check often if it needs more water but also if it starts being tender.

Cut the leeks in half and wash them good. Cut them in 1 cm slices. Add them in the pan and let them soften with the meat for about 30 minutes. Check if the food needs more salt.

Put the food in an oven dish and cook for 30 minutes more till completely tender and soft.

Garnish with fresh oregano end enjoy!

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