Category: Beef

February 4, 2009

Beef with Quince (Moschari me Kydonia)

Filed under: Beef,Freezer Friendly,Fruit - 04 Feb 2009

I’d never met a quince until I started hanging around with Greeks. Quince are mostly used cooked in desserts as they are a bit too sour to eat out of hand. I’m not big on desserts, so quince …

September 6, 2008

Summer Meatballs (Keftedes Kalokairinoi)

Filed under: Beef,Freezer Friendly - 06 Sep 2008

Ingredients for greek recipe keftedes kalokairinoi summer meatballs.You can call them meatballs, but I would almost characterize these as vegetable fritters flavored with meat. Nevertheless, carnivores will love them …

August 16, 2008

How to Serve Leftover Meat Like a Greek

Filed under: Beef,Chicken,Freezer Friendly,How-To,Lamb,Pork - 16 Aug 2008

How do you serve leftovers like a Greek? The answer is two words: French fries. It’s possible I’ve just been hanging out with the wrong crowd, but from my observations, Greeks have an enormous capacity to eat …

July 31, 2008

Greek Beef Patties (Biftekia)

Filed under: Beef - 31 Jul 2008

Much easier and less time consuming than Greek meatballs, these beef patties are both tasty and easy for a weeknight supper. The uncooked patties freeze well, so you can make an extra large batch to have some on …

July 20, 2008

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Makaronia me Kima)

Filed under: Beef,Pasta - 20 Jul 2008

Three magic words to bring back the comforts of childhood for every Greek are makaronia me kima. This is a favorite family meal in Greece, tasty enough to interest adults yet totally kid-friendly….

June 29, 2008

Beef with Green Beans (Moschari me Fasolakia)

Filed under: Beef,Legumes,Vegetables - 29 Jun 2008

Moschari me fasolakia is a Greek beef stew that features green beans. The cooking liquid is fresh tomato puree, with water added as needed.
Ingredients for greek food recipe moschari me fasolakia

Ingredients (All amounts are flexible and …

June 6, 2008

Beef with Artichokes (Moschari me Agkinares)

Filed under: Beef - 06 Jun 2008

Beef, glorious beef!

chuck roast for beef with artichokes moschari me agkinares

Please note that the following amounts are variable, and may be altered to taste.
1.5 pounds of beef stew meat
artichokes – 18 baby artichokes -OR- 12 …

March 5, 2008

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

Filed under: Beef - 05 Mar 2008

Are you head-over-heels in love with meatballs? No? I was never a big meatball fan either. But then Mama made greek meatballs, and I found myself in an alternate meatball universe. These weren’t meatballs so much …

June 23, 2007

Meatballs with Potatoes and Tomato Sauce (Soutzoukakia meh Patates kai Saltsa Domata)

Filed under: Beef,Potatoes - 23 Jun 2007

(this recipe is under construction)

Make a batch of meat for keftedes but shape it into torpedoes.

Cut up potatoes and bake with garlic, butter, lemon and a little water, salt and pepper, at 400° turning down to 375° if they get …

Smyrna-style Meatballs (Soutzoukakia Smyrneika)

Filed under: Beef - 23 Jun 2007

1 1b ground beef
1 onion, grated
4 cloves garlic, pressed
4 slices bread, crusts removed, soaked in water and squeezed
1 egg
2 TB ouzo
2 TB olive oil
mint, oregano, parsley, paprika (recipe called for cumin but Mama uses paprika because we picky kids don’t …

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