Free Recipe Manestra (Meat with Orzo)

Recipe Type: Free Greek Recipes
Recipe Preparation: boil
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Manestra (Meat with Orzo) Recipe

Karen Mintzias 1/8
ts Pepper
1 tb Oil
1/8 ts Cinnamon
1 lb Beef or lamb stew meat
1 ts Spearmint flakes
2 Onions; chopped
4 c Boiling water
1 c Tomato sauce; -=OR=-
1 c Manestra (orzo)
1 tb -Tomato paste instead
1 c Grated cheese (Mizithra!)
1 ts Salt

Manestra (Meat with Orzo) Preparation

Heat oil in large saucepan and brown meat and onions for 10 minutes over medium heat. Add tomato, seasonings, and 2 cups water. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender. Add remaining water and bring to a boil. Add manestra. Stir once or twice. Simmer 20 minutes more. Serve hot with grated cheese. From The Complete Greek Cookbook by Theresa Karas Yianilios, Avenel Books, New York. Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

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