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Region Greece
Categories Main courses
Tags Classics, Stew recipes
Servings: 4
Preperation time: 30 minutes.
Cooking time: 90 minutes.
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My version of this traditional Greek dish with lamb


The ingredients for kleftiko:

  • 500 gram lamb shoulder; in pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic; pressed
  • 2 carrots; sliced
  • 1 zucchini; in cubes
  • 1 eggplant; in cubes
  • 4 tomatoes; in cubes
  • 100 gram cheese; grated
  • 20 gram mustard;
  • dried oregano;
  • pepper;
  • salt;
  • olive oil;

How to make kleftiko?

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. Rub the meat with the salt, the pepper and the olive oil.
  3. Add the lamb shoulder to your pan and sear on medium temperature until colored. Use multiple portions if needed.
  4. Divide the lamb shoulder, the garlic, the mustard, the carrot, the zucchini, the eggplant, the tomato, the cheese and the dried oregano over the baking paper. Use 2 sheets per portion your making.
  5. Make packages out of the portions on the baking paper and tie them up with a piece of string.
  6. Bake in the oven for 90 minutes.
  7. Your dish is ready, enjoy!

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