- "Pastitsada" traditional Corfu recipe

Category: Mediterranean Diet, Corfu Recipe  

Serves: 8          
Preparation time: 2h 10min.    
Level: Medium

"Pastitsada" traditional Corfu recipe, Corfu recipe, Mediterranean Diet,


  • 2 kg beef
  • 1 kg thick spaghetti number 5
  • 2 tbsp butter Corfu type (savoy)
  • ½ cup ^eleon^ extra virgin olive oil  $
  • 5 large onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • salt/pepper
  • Red hot chili pepper in an amount of your choice
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 4 tbsp of tomato paste
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • tsp "Spetsieri" **
**: Spetsieri is, mixture of cinnamon powder, cloves, nutmeg, bay leaf and cumin


  1. Cut the meat into pieces, wash it, put it in a deep pan with oil and fry well.
  2. Add the onion, continue frying and add slowly to the vinegar.
  3. Lower heat enough and simmer until the meat is tender.
  4. Then add the garlic, 2 tsp "Spetsieri", sauté all together and douse with wine.
  5. Add hot water to cover the meat, cover the pot and allow to boil over low heat.
  6. When the meat is quite soft, add the tomato paste dissolved in a little warm water, salt and cook until the sauce thickens too.
  7. Meanwhile boil the pasta, calculating the food to be ready at the same time, strain and Zematas butter Corfu.
  8. In "Skoutela '(platter-bowl) that will serve, put sauce (not all) and stir the pasta. Pour grated cheese (gruyere if found Corfu), meat and finally the remaining sauce.

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