Well this week, along with some other good food for the week, I made some beef. Don't get me wrong, I have been trying to cook healthier for me, the other half and my nephew. The dogs don't count as they have their own food. :) With this weather, I was hoping to go out to the Greek Festival, but oh well. Make do with some Greek food at home.
1 lb stew meat
1 large red onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
4 sprigs fresh oregano
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup white wine
Preheat the oven at 275. In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients altogether. Make sure that the meat is adequately covered with the spices. Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Cover with foil in order for it to continue to cook.With the meat covered, place into the oven.
Continue to cook the mixture in the preheated oven for about 5 hours. While that is cooking, start working on the tzatziki sauce:
1 cup greek yogurt
1/2 of a cucumber (seeded and diced)
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp mint
1 tsp paprika
While that is cooking, place the yogurt into a bowl. Mince the dill and mint then place into the yogurt. Add the cucumber. Add salt, pepper and paprika to taste. Squeeze the juice out of half a lemon atop the yogurt. Mix with the spoon and place into the refrigerator to chill. This allows the spices to meld with the yogurt.
After the 5 hours, take the meat out of the oven. Let it cool for about 5 to 10 minutes.