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GIOUVETSI

Giouvetsi is one of Greece’s most traditional and loved dishes that is enjoyed by all the family.

It’s an oven-baked meal, featuring kritharaki (orzo) and meat (veal, beef, chicken or lamb can be used) cooked in a homemade tomato sauce.

Here is an easy to follow recipe that you are sure to love!

Ingredients

–  1 x kilo beef, veal or any meat of your choice cut in  small pieces

– 500 x grams Kritharaki

– 1 x kg fresh grated tomatoes

-2 x tablespoons tomato paste

–  1 x large Spanish onion finely chopped

– 4 x garlic cloves, chopped

– 1 x cup olive oil, extra for sautéing

– 1 x cup white wine

– 2 x cups water

– salt and pepper to taste

GIOUVETSI

Method

-Pour olive oil in a frying pan and put on medium to high heat. Once the oil is hot, saute onion for 1 minute and add meat and saute for 5 minutes.

-Pour meat into a large baking dish and add grated tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, white wine, olive oil, 2 x cups of water, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.

-Cover with baking paper and aluminum foil and place in 200 degrees preheated oven and allow to bake for 1 and a half hours.

-Remove baking paper and foil from the baking dish, add the kritharaki and one cup of water, stir and put it back in the oven, uncovered and bake for another 25 minutes.
– Serve warm with grated Mizithra or Feta.

 

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