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Beef pastitsada

  • Cooking time2 hour
  • Prep time10 minutes
  • Servings4 portions
recipe image Beef pastitsada


  • 1500 gr. beef (chuck or rib), cut in portions
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 150 ml. red wine
  • 500 ml. warm beef broth
  • 250 grains. tomato juice
  • 400 gr. tomatoes concassé
  • 4 allspice grains
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 100 ml Altis Crete Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Flour to powder the meat
  • 500 gr. thick spaghetti
  • 100 gr. grated kefalotyri
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt


      1. We powder well the beef with the flour and saute in 50 ml. olive oil until it turns brown on all sides.
      2. At the same time, in a saucepan, we saute the onions and garlic in the remaining olive oil; once they turn soft, we add the beef and quench with the wine.
      3. We add the spices, salt, pepper, tomatoes concassé, tomato juice and broth.
      4. We let the beef simmer for 1 hour and 45’; when it is cooked, we boil the pasta.
      5. We serve the pastitsada hot with plenty of sauce and kefalotyri cheese.
      - We can use any type of thick pasta