||Manestra (Meat With Orzo)
||greek, Pasta, Meats, Main dish
1 tb Oil
1 lb Beef or lamb stew meat
2 Onions; chopped
1 c Tomato sauce; -=OR=-
1 tb -Tomato paste instead
1 ts Salt
1/8 ts Pepper
1/8 ts Cinnamon
1 ts Spearmint flakes
4 c Boiling water
1 c Manestra (orzo)
1 c Grated cheese (Mizithra!)
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