Greek Beef with Plums and Quince

 This is a delightful Greek recipe with a combination of beef and fruit. Try it - we're sure you'll love it!
The grape syrup we mention in the ingredients is called Petimezi in Greek.


1kg beef (from a tender part) cut into 6 portions
½ kg plums cut in half (remove stones)
½ kg quince peeled and sliced
2 large onions cut into thin slices
½ kg fresh tomatoes grated
1 tbsp tomato paste
12 medium-size garlic cloves cut into thin slices
150ml olive oil
60ml grape syrup (petimezi)
60ml vinegar
5-6 juniper berries
Salt and pepper to taste


Rinse the beef and dry in kitchen paper.

Put the oil in a shallow pan and when it has heated, add the beef and turn until it has coloured.

Add the onions and after 2-3 minutes add the tomato paste.

Stir and add the vinegar, grape syrup, garlic and juniper berries.

After a few minutes add salt, pepper, the fresh tomatoes and enough boiling water to cover the meat.

Bring to the boil, cover the pan and leave to simmer for 1 – 1½ hours, depending on how tender the beef is.

When the beef has become very tender, add the quince and continue simmering for 15 minutes – You may need to add some water.

Add the plums and simmer for another 5 minutes until there is a thick brown sauce.

If you've tried this recipe, please rate it!

Eat and Enjoy!

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9 Greek Bread Recipes

Greek Bread Recipes

There are several types of bread traditionally made in Greece - some of them at particular times of the year. We've put together a list of 9 breads for you. Just click on the links to go to the recipes.

 A lovely bread with Greek feta cheese. It's a wonderful accompaniment for any dish, but especially for Greek Bean Soup (Fasolada) along with olives.
 This is a traditional bread eaten at Christmas and right up to New Year. The name Christopsomo means Christ's Bread.
A bread traditionally eaten on Clean Monday at the beginning of Lent.

Olive Bread 
A tasty, nutritious and filling bread. Try it with Greek salad with lots of olive oil!

A lot flatter than Olive Bread and the olives are on top rather than inside.

These are a kind of rusk.

A boat-shaped bread with a buttery-cheese filling.

Pitta Bread can be found in shops all over the world, but it's so much nicer (and cheaper) to make your own!

A bread/cake traditionally eaten at Easter.

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Greek Sesame Cookies

Greek Sesame Cookie Recipe

This recipe for sesame cookies (Koolooria me Soosami) is very simple and you'll find them really lovely to accompany your coffee or tea!

500g soft flour
300g butter
200g icing sugar
1 egg
50ml brandy/cognac
2 tsp baking powder
300g sesame seeds


Beat the butter and icing sugar well in the mixer.

Add the egg and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes.

Add the brandy and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes.

Sprinkle the baking powder over the flour and add to the mixture in the mixer.

Using the kneading attachment in the mixer, beat lightly until it has become a dough.

Cover the dough with cling film and put in the fridge for 1 hour.

Make cylindrical cookie shapes from the dough, approx. 7cm long.

Roll the cookies in the sesame seeds so that they are covered all over and place them on an oven tray with greaseproof paper.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approx. 40 minutes.

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