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)
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.
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Eat and Enjoy!