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Saturday 18 May 2019

Greek Lemon Beef Stew (Moschari Lemonato) - Can Be Perfect For a Family Get-together

It's the weekend, and for many that may mean a more relaxed time enjoying family time together, and when that happens 'there is nothing better than a perfectly cooked stew for a large family dinner! This traditional Greek lemon beef stew recipe (Moschari lemonato) never fails to impress!'

Serves 6-8
1-1.2 kg (35 oz.) stewing beef
2 small red onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
juice of 3 lemons
2 tsps. dried oregano
1/2 a cup olive oil
1/2 a cup dry white wine
salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tbsps. fresh thyme (optional) 
adding half a celery with it's root while boiling, remove it after cooking, adds to the flavour (optional)
1. To prepare this Greek lamb stew recipe (Moschari lemonato), start by cutting the beef into chunks. Wipe the meat with paper towels. Heat 1/2 of a cup of olive oil into a pan, add the beef and sauté (high heat), until the meat is browned and crusty on all sides. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.
2. Pour in the wine and wait to evaporate. Add the lemon juice, the oregano and enough hot water just to cover the meat. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
3. Turn the heat down and simmer with the lid on for at least 1-1.5 hour.

4. Serve with mashed swede, cauliflower rice or other (low carb) vegetables of your choice. Although some readers may like this Greek Horiatiki / Villager's Salad, it's delicious, more details here.
5. Most importantly! Enjoy!
If you need help with weight/measurement conversion see here
From an original idea here

If your family prefer a vegetarian meal, then why not have a look at this suggestion … it's a Mushroom Bourguignon with Celeriac Mash … see more details here

flowers are always welcome at a family get-together, image from here

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


mxtodis123 said...

I don't eat beef too often anymore, but this looks so delicious I plan on making it.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Apesar de não comer muita carne esta tem muito bom aspecto.
Um abraço e um bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Miss Val's Creations said...

I did eat beef stew as a kid and remember it being quite the comfort food!

Jo said...

Yum, that does look good.

Tom said...

...looks stick to your ribs good!

Jenn Jilks said...

There is nothing better than a stew simmering all day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...
Apesar de não comer muita carne esta tem muito bom aspecto.
Um abraço e um bom fim-de-semana.

Google translate:
Although not eating too much meat, this looks very good.
A hug and a good weekend.

Christine said...

Looks so good!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, very exotic! Yum!

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds more than delicious! Valerie

DUTA said...

It looks quite impressive on that plate! Judging by the ingredients I guess the taste is heavenly.
(The greek word for it is Mosxari).

Mary Kirkland said...

I would eat this. It sounds so good.

sandy said...

this looks delicious!

William Kendall said...

I would enjoy that!

Elephant's Child said...

It sounds good - and would probably taste even better the second day. And thank you for the vegie alternative.

Recep Hilmi TUFAN | said...

Looks so delicious!

NCmountainwoman said...

I am so going to try this. Thanks

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jan,

Looks like a delicious beef meal.
Also enjoy the music of Chris Rea and we often play his songs.
Happy weekend and hope you are enjoying some lovely spring days.


Magic Love Crow said...

This looks so good! Thank you!
(I have to apologize, I am so behind in blog land! I'm trying to go around and say hi to everyone!)
Big Hugs!

mamasmercantile said...

Looks delicious. Sadly we rarely eat red meat these days. Always a joy to have flowers on the table for a family meal.

Lee said...

Now that does look delicious! It might just have to be on my menu this coming week...seeing you've twisted my arm!! :)

carol l mckenna said...

Great 'foodie' shot and recipe ~ and healthy!

Happy Day To You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor) said...

Sounds tasty.

Martha said...

So tasty and so easy! My kind of recipe :)

Laurel Wood said...

Sounds delicious and real comfort food.