Greek Beef Bites

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Greek Beef Bites

Greek Beef Bites

Greek Beef Bites


3 pounds beef boneless chuck roast, trimmed of fat

2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

4 tablespoons grated lemon peel

1 cup yogurt

1/2 small cucumber, peeled, cored and finely chopped (1/3 cup)

1/2 teaspoon salt


Cut beef into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil, in batches if necessary, 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.

Place beef in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, the pepper and 3 tablespoons of the lemon peel; toss to mix.

Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.

Stir together yogurt, cucumber, 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1 tablespoon lemon peel in small bowl. Serve beef with toothpicks for dipping into yogurt sauce. Beef bites will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

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