1/2 kilo beef cut into medium-sized pieces
1 or 2 onions, chopped
1 garlic mashed
1 carrot chopped
oppional: 1-2 peppers chopped
1 cup of red wine
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
3-4 tbsp tomato sauce
a handful of parsleychopped
1 cup kritharaki (orzo-type pasta)
How to make
Put olive oil in a pot (or a pressure cooker) and when hot, add the chopped onions. Let them soften and continue with carrots and pepper. Let them soften too, add the spices, except salt and sugar and then the piece of meat. Turn the meat with a wooden spoon from all sides until browned.
Then, pour the wine over the meat and let it boil for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, sugar and parsley and stir well. Fill the pot with water, until meat is fully covered. Let it boil until beef is almost ready. This means about 1 hour or little longer or just 15-20 minutes in the pressure cooker.
In another pot, heat water with plenty of salt and when starts to boil add the kritharaki. Let is boil for 10-12 minutes and then drain and rinse well. At this point kritharaki will be undercooked.
When beef and kritharaki are both ready put them together in a clay pot, like the one shown above, with with as much gravy from the pot as necessary to cover them.
Close the clay pot and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about an hour, until kritharaki absorbs the gravy and softens.here.