Greek Beef Stew with Onions and Feta Cheese

Greek Beef Stew with Onions and Feta Cheese

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 large onions, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 bay leaf
1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Cooked macaroni, noodles or mashed potatoes In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef in batches, adding more oil if necessary, and transfer with slotted spoon to slow cooker stoneware.

Reduce heat to medium. Add onions to pan and cook until soft. Add garlic, cinnamon and allspice and cook 1 minute. Add vinegar, tomato sauce, sugar and bay leaf and stir to combine.

Pour mixture over meat and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours, until beef is tender.

Add feta cheese and cook on high for 10 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Spoon over hot buttered macaroni, noodles, or mashed potatoes. Makes 6 to 8 servings.