Greek Style Lemon Beef Stew

Greek Style Lemon Beef Stew

Stew is classic comfort food, and this version comes with a taste of the sunny Mediterranean. Serve it with rice, potatoes, or a French stick to sop up the flavorful sauce. Perfect for any day of the week – and it makes a great pick-me-up for your brown bag lunch.
Course Main Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds stewing beef cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small red onions chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 3 lemons juice & zest
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add the oil to a large pot or Dutch oven and heat at a medium setting
  • Measure the flour, salt, and pepper into a medium sized bowl, and stir to combine.
  • Dredge the stewing beef cubes in the flour mixture. Add to the pot, and stir to thoroughly brown on all sides.
  • When the meat has browned, add the red onions and garlic, and sauté with the beef for about 3 minutes until the onions are softened.
  • Add the lemons juice and zest, oregano, and white wine to the pot and allow it to come to a simmer for about 2 minutes, until the wine has reduced somewhat.
  • Add the beef broth to cover the meat and stir to combine.
  • Lower heat to medium-low setting, and simmer, covered for at least 1 1/2 hours, until the meat is very tender. Different cuts of meat may require more time.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme just before serving.
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