Greek Giouvetsi

  • Greek Giouvetsi
  • Greek Giouvetsi
  • Greek Giouvetsi
  • Greek Giouvetsi
Ranked: 100th

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 15 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg lamb chops cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 x onion (diced)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbls oregano
  • 2 Tbls salt
  • 2 cups diced canned tomatoes
  • 2 cups passata sauce
  • 1 Tbls sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup orzo pasta
  • 6 Tbls olive oil
  • 1 Tbls garlic
  • 1 Tbls all spice
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Method

Cook the meat in 3 Tbsp olive oil in a ceramic heavy based pan over medium-high heat until just browned/seared on all sides. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
Add 3 Tbsp olive oil to the pan; saute the onion until softened. Add the water, red wine, pepper, oregano, garlic, Cinnamon and allspice. Stir in the tomatoes & passata tomato sauce.
Return the meat to the pan; stir to mix, then cover and simmer over low heat for 45-60 minutes or until the meat is tender.
Remove from heat, stir in salt and orzo,then cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the orzo is cooked and some liquid still remains.
Serve topped with grated Greek style cheese.
This is an awesome cosy winter meal!!

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  • Very tasty and easy to cook. This will be a favourite in our house.

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    by Sue Ciravolo on 17/03/2013, 11:52
    Sue Ciravolo
  • Delicious!

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    by Andrea Dato on 17/03/2013, 12:48
    Andrea Dato
  • Amazing…..so delicious and and easy to make..

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    by marc marchioro on 17/03/2013, 16:18
    marc marchioro
  • Yummm…… I cooked this dish last night because I felt like something warm & hearty as it was a cold night. I found this recipe & thought it sounded good….. Well, it was perfect!! I loved that it was so easy to make & it tasted amazing. This is now one of my favourite recipes that I will cook for life

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    by Alana Crljenec on 18/03/2013, 12:22
    Alana Crljenec
  • Better than some restaurant flavours! Hubby and I loved it!

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    by Melissa Risstrom on 18/03/2013, 18:39
    Melissa Risstrom
  • Delicious! Definitely a winner and will be served at many dinner parties in the future. Great for the kids too.

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    by Andrea Hunt on 18/03/2013, 19:28
    Andrea Hunt
  • Easy and tasty recipe!

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    by Ellyse Maziarz on 19/03/2013, 08:42
    Ellyse Maziarz
  • So easy to make and was yum yum yum!! Great dish!

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    by Gemma Downes on 19/03/2013, 13:25
    Gemma Downes
  • Amaze!

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    by Alice Goad on 19/03/2013, 14:12
    Alice Goad
  • YUM!!!

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    by Noni McDonald on 19/03/2013, 15:56
    Noni McDonald
  • A simple, authentic meal to cook and only uses a few dishes to which is great for the clean up!!!

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    by Jade Torcasio on 19/03/2013, 16:53
    Jade Torcasio
  • Great recipe and very easy to make!

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    by Dixie Antoniou on 20/03/2013, 19:54
    Dixie Antoniou
  • Husband, daughter in law and grandkids loved this

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    by Helen Rickards on 26/03/2013, 17:00
    Helen Rickards
  • Yum, yum and yum! I think that’d be a great winter dinner.

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    by Nell Hungerford on 27/03/2013, 14:20
    Nell Hungerford
  • You need pepper (Capsicum fruit) or at least paprika powder for good guyvetch. Sliced in rings or small pieces, cook altogether with the tomatoes. It’s good practice to start with all pepper, onion and garlic in frying pan, using some olive oil, add tomato paste and continue frying for a while, then proceed as described in the recipe. PS: instead sugar we are using carrot slices. Also no orzo pasta was added (pasta was used in strictly greek version only), instead some varieties of this dish include potato, sliced in big pieces. The it looks like (with less sauce): http://bg-gotvach.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02012013983.jpg
    Or with more sauce: https://gradcontent.com/lib/300×300/guvech-gotvene.jpg

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    by Miroslav Lazarov on 13/01/2016, 09:07
    Miroslav Lazarov