Traditional Greek Recipes: Greek drunken pork stew (Bekri meze)



  • 700 g pork, neck
  • 3-4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove(s) of garlic
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cumin
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 400 g red wine
  • 1 tablespoon(s) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon(s) honey
  • 200 g water


  • Place a pot over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Cut the pork into 2-3 cm pieces and add them to the hot pot. Add salt, pepper, and sauté for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cut the peppers into thin strips and add them to the pot.
  • Cut the onion and the garlic into thin slices and add them to the pot.
  • Add the chili flakes, the cumin, the chicken bouillon cube, and deglaze the pot with the wine. Add the tomato paste, the honey, the water, and stir. 
  • Cover with the lid and simmer over medium heat for 50-60 minutes.
  • Serve with oregano, olive oil, pepper, feta cheese, and bread.

Source: Akis Petretzikis




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