Greek Youvetsi


June 3, 2015

Greek Youvetsi 5 0 5 3
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • 10 mins

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 4 people


600g stewing steak

250g orzo/rice pasta (any small pasta will work)

1 tin chopped tomatoes

4 tbs tomato puree

1 onion finely chopped

2 cloves garlic crushed

4 tbs olive oil

250ml red wine and 1 beef stock pot (you can use water instead of wine but it will not be as rich)

2 bay leaves

Salt and pepper

passata / water (if you find the dish is getting dry whilst cooking)


1Fry off the beef and onion in the olive oil for 4 mins then transfer into sc add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato puree, bay leaves, red wine, beef stock pot and and season.

2Stir well and cook on low for 6 -8 hours.

3Add the orzo about an hour before end of cooking time and stir.

4Cook on low for 45 mins - 1 hour (until the pasta is soft).

5If you feel the mix is getting dry add some fluid, I added 250ml passata after adding the orzo but that is optional. Serve with crumbled feta cheese and fresh bread 🙂

Submitted by Katy Kat


4 Reviews


March 1, 2019

Has anyone doubled the recipe? Any suggestions when doing so?


November 24, 2017

Just made this and it was delicious! The only extra thing I added was a piece of cinnamon stick. This is going to be a definite favourite!

Diana Brown

May 31, 2016

This recipe is amazing so easy yet doesn’t taste plain at all I cooked with water instead of wine and it was lovely


April 18, 2016

Absolutely love this recipe!!
I’ve made it at least 5 times and never get sick of it! Super easy and tasty and I love that I have leftovers for lunch!

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