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How to Cook Stifado - Beef Stew

Cooking Stifado using the Morsø Forno Wood Oven
Today’s recipe, we will be making Stifado, also known as Beef Stew, using the Morso N.A.C. Cookware Range.
Tip: Spicy beef stew which goes well with salad and rice. Simple to make, but with a long simmering stage, so start it in good time, preferably the day before!

Serves: 4


3-4 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 kg beef shoulder, diced
12 shallots, peeled
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1 bottle red wine
3 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
1 chilli, halved
1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
Juice of 1/2 orange
2 tins peeled tomatoes
1 cup tomato puree
1/2 tsp cumin
Salt and pepper


2 cups black olives, stoned
2 cups flat leaf parsley


Heat the oil in a large, cast iron pot and brown the meat evenly all over in batches. Season with salt and pepper. Finish with the shallots and when they are golden add the garlic cloves and warm through.

Return all the meat to the pan along with the remaining ingredients.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-4 hours until the meat is tender – check on it every so often, skim and add extra liquid if necessary.

Prepare the garnish by mixing the ingredients together.

When the meat is tender, skim one last time and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve with garnish and, for example, rice.

The Morso ash scraper with blow pipe is really useful here to get some more air to the fire.
About the NAC Cookware Range:

The new cookware range from Morsø has been named N.A.C after NA Christensen, who in 1853 established Morsø Iron Foundry on the Limfjord island of Mors. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Morsø’s appointment as royal court supplier, with the first Morsø stoves installed at Amalienborg Palace in 1915. For the occasion we’ve launched a redesigned range of pots, casserole dishes, cocottes and pans.

The sleek N.A.C range enhances your experience both in the kitchen and at the table. The predominant material is as always black cast iron, and for good reason. The unique cast iron guarantees good quality and does not wear out. So each pot, pan and casserole is a little piece of culinary history and will see out many food trends; it’s kind of fun to think about.

Cast iron gets better and better over the years and provides the best opportunity to extract more flavour from your ingredients, whether you use a gas, induction or ceramic hob. This is partly through cast iron’s ability to retain heat and cook at very high temperatures. It offers the best conditions to prepare quick, everyday dishes as well as those which require a little more care. Whatever is on the menu, you and your kitchen are well equipped for it. For now, just enjoy the simple, exclusive design and stunning materials, which incidentally have been the new black for over 160 years.

To find out more, view our Morso N.A.C. Cookware Range here.

The Morso ash scraper with blow pipe is really useful here to get some more air to the fire.