Slow Cooker Beef Diane with Greek Yogurt

Beef Diane

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης.

When Greeks were about to head over to Troy, they were all gathered along with their fleet to Aulis. When all of them were there they were waiting for the winds to blow and lead their ships to Asia Minor. After waiting for days in vein, they went to seer Calchas who told them that the reason why there was such calm was because Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, hunted down and killed a deer in a grove sacred to goddess Artemis. The goddess was really angry at him and she becalmed the winds so as to prevent the ships to sail away. There was only one way to appease the goddess’s temper and that was for Agamemnon to sacrifice his eldest daughter, Iphigenia to her.

Beef Diane
Agamemnon when he heard the news was devastated. Initially, he refused to do such thing and was isolated in his tent. But then, all other commanders came to him saying that thousands of people left their families to come and fight and that he couldn’t let them down and back out. After all these pressures, Agamemnon was eventually persuaded to do this cruel act.
He sent a messenger to Mycenae asking for Iphigenia and her mother Clytemnestra to come to Aulis with the pretext of marrying Achilles. When the two women arrived, they soon realized that that message was a fraud and the reality was cruel and drear. Achilles who was ignorant too about this scam, he volunteers to help her avoid this tragic fate. Unfortunately, since there was no other solution, eventually, Iphigenia decides to sacrifice herself in order to save the Greeks’ honor and be able to go to Troy.

Beef Diane
So, everything was prepared for the sacrifice and the girl approached the altar and placed her head against it with stoicism. But when her executioner was about to take her head, goddess Artemis in a cloud snatched Iphigenia from the altar leaving a deer to be sacrificed instead of the girl. She took her to the country of Tauris where she made her one of her priestesses.
“Steak Diane” was probably invented in mid-20th century New York as part of the fad for tableside-flambéed dishes. “Diane” was goddess Artemis for the Romans. By the 1940s, Steak Diane was included in the menus of restaurants popular with Café society, including the restaurants at the Drake and Sherry-Netherland hotels and The Colony. According to Wikipedia it is often attributed to Chef Beniamino Schiavon, ‘Nino of the Drake’.

Beef Diane
I loved the ingredients of this recipe and so I decided to make it with beef and in the slow cooker. It is summer here and temperatures have started elevating and slow cooker is the perfect solution, no cooking no baking. Original recipe doesn’t contain yogurt that was my addition and we all loved it plus it gave this dish a Greek touch. It was so delicious we ate it all and we accompanied it with linguini, but I think all types of side dishes can do the work perfectly!

Beef Diane


4.9 from 8 reviews
Slow Cooker Beef Diane with Greek Yogurt
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1.3 kilos / 3 lb beef cut in cubes
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard,
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup cognac or brandy
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. Greek yogurt
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a nonstick skillet in medium/high heat add the beef cubes and brown them on all sides without adding any fat.
  2. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet add the mushrooms, scallion, salt and pepper and sauté until they become soft.
  4. Add the garlic and sauté for another one minute.
  5. Pour the cognac, stock, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and sugar and mix to be incorporated.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Take your slow cooker and put the beef.
  8. Pour on top of it the mushrooms and juices.
  9. Program your slow cooker on high for 6 hours.
  10. When cooking time has finished remove from the slow cooker, add the yogurt and stir to incorporate.
  11. Serve will still warm.
  12. If you don’t have a slow cooker, follow all the steps, until that where you put everything in the slow cooker.
  13. When everything is sautéed place everything in a deep pot and cook in medium/low for about 3 to 4 hours depending on the part of beef you are using.
  14. When it is done and soft, remove from fire, let it stay for five minutes and then add the yogurt and stir.
  15. If the sauce is somewhat runny you can always thicken it by adding one to two tbsp of corn starch dissolved in one or two tbsp of water.

4.9 from 8 reviews
Μοσχαράκι Νταιάνα με Γιαούρτι στη Slow Cooker
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Κυρίως Πιάτο
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Αμερικάνικη
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1,3 κιλά μοσχαρίσιο κρέας κομμένο σε κύβους
  • 200 γρ. μανιτάρια, κομμένα σε φέτες
  • 1 κρεμμύδι, κομμένο σε φέτες
  • 2 σκελίδες σκόρδο, λιωμένο
  • ½ φλ. μοσχαρίσιο ζωμό
  • 3 κ.γ. μουστάρδα Dijon,
  • 2 κ.σ. σάλτσα Worcestershire
  • ¼ φλ. κονιάκ
  • 3 κ.σ. χυμό λεμονιού
  • 1 κ.σ. ζάχαρη
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
  • 100 γρ. ελληνικό γιαούρτι
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Σε ένα αντικολλητικό τηγάνι σε μέτρια/υψηλή θερμοκρασία βάλτε το κρέας και σωτάρετε από όλες τις πλευρές χωρίς την προσθήκη λιπαρής ουσίας.
  2. Βγάλτε τα από τη φωτιά και βάλτε τα στην άκρη.
  3. Στο ίδιο τηγάνι προσθέστε τα μανιτάρια, το κρεμμύδι, αλάτι και πιπέρι και σοτάρετε μέχρι να μαλακώσουν.
  4. Προσθέστε το σκόρδο και σοτάρετε για άλλο ένα λεπτό.
  5. Ρίξτε το κονιάκ, το ζωμό, το χυμό λεμονιού, τη Worcestershire σάλτσα, τη μουστάρδα και τη ζάχαρη και ανακατέψτε να ενσωματωθούν.
  6. Βγάλτε από τη φωτιά.
  7. Πάρτε τη slow cooker και βάλτε το κρέας.
  8. Ρίξτεε από πάνω τα μανιτάρια και τους χυμούς.
  9. Προγραμματίστε τη στο υψηλό επίπεδο για 6 ώρες.
  10. Όταν ο χρόνος μαγειρέματος ολοκληρωθεί κλείστε τη slow cooker αφήστε λίγο να κρυώσει, προσθέστε το γιαούρτι και ανακατέψτε να ενσωματωθεί.
  11. Σερβίρετε όσο είναι ζεστό.
  12. Εάν δεν έχετε slow cooker, ακολουθείστε όλα τα βήματα, μέχρι το σημείο όπου βάζετε τα πάντα στην slow cooker.
  13. Όταν όλα σωταριστούν βάλτε τα όλα σε μία κατσαρόλα και ψήστεε σε μέτρια φωτιά μέχρι να μαλακώσει το κρέας.
  14. Όταν ετοιμαστεί, κατεβάστε το από τη φωτιά αφήστε για πέντε λεπτά να ξεκουραστεί και στη συνέχεια προσθέστε το γιαούρτι και ανακατέψτε.
  15. Αν η σάλτσα είναι κάπως αραιή, μπορείτε να τη δέσετε προσθέτοντας ένα ή δύο κουταλιές της σούπας κορν φλάουρ διαλυμένο σε μία ή δύο κουταλιές της σούπας νερό.


42 Responses to Slow Cooker Beef Diane with Greek Yogurt

  1. I use Greek yoghurt in so much of my cooking to make it healthier. This sounds delicious.

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  3. This recipe looks perfect for a cold fall evening!

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  5. Looks delicious…intriguing story behind this dish

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  7. This looks like the perfect Sunday dinner idea.

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  9. The perfect dish for date night!

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  11. Kim says:

    Love this combination of flavors. I am definitely making this. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I’ve never had Steak Diane before but it looks similar to stroganoff, so i know i’ll love it!

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  15. Kristen says:

    I love the use of Greek Yogurt in this dish!!!

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  17. I love the interesting story you shared with this delicious Steak Diane slow cooker recipe. This is a great way to save time and keep the heat out of the kitchen as well.

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  19. Abigail says:

    Just a quick look at the ingredients and I know that this is truly delicious! Meat looks so tender and moist, too!

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  21. christine says:

    Looks like a comforting meal. I love all those ingredients!

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  23. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:

    First, the ingredient listing for your recipe sounds delicious, and I have never seen Steak Diane broken down and served over pasta. Awesome idea! Also, I always love when you share history or stories like this one. So much fun to read :)

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  25. Oh my this looks awesome! A perfectly comforting pasta dish. My family will love this!

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  27. This is totally my kind of comfort food. Delicious.

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  29. nipponnin says:

    This would be perfect for Sunday dinner, really! Come home from Sunday church service and viola!the dinner is waiting for you. Looks great and satisfying!

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  31. Nettie Moore says:

    I remember trying this when I was a young girl and loving it, love that it is a slow cooker dish, looks marvelous! Nettie

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  33. Another great recipe from you using slow cooker. I need to try it out…

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  35. I love everything about this recipe! It’s on my list to try out. Thank you!!

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  37. Diane says:

    This story is so fun to read! Steak Diane looks great too! Slow cooking is always a favorite in my kitchen. This meal would be welcomed by my family

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  39. Sandra says:

    Super recipe! Now I have a slow cooker recipe to try next week. It looks so good!

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  41. I love using my slow cooker in the summertime, this beef dish with the Greek yogurt sounds wonderful!

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  43. Erlene says:

    What an interesting story behind the dish. It sounds like a wonderful way to cook beef and I love that you used the slow cooker.

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  45. Stephanie says:

    Looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

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  47. As always, I love when you weave history into your posts. I can’t wait to find out how the yogurt addition tastes and think making it in a crockpot is BRILLIANT!

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  49. Mmmm love a good slow-cooked flavor. This sounds so warm and comforting. I could certainly use that after a long week at work!

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  51. Debra says:

    This sounds so delicious!!!!!!!

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  53. grace says:

    this sounds amazing! the 1-2-3 punch of dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, and brandy would be incredible.

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  55. Joanne says:

    This is making me wish we had a slow cooker!

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  57. Wow great tie in with the origins of steak Diane. And great recipe with Greek yogurt. I think of a slow cooker as a winter thing but yeah totally good for summer too.

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  59. Liz says:

    What a scrumptious dish! I’ve had steak Diane, but love this slow cooker version even better!!

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  61. Susan says:

    This is one I must try! My kind of lazy Sunday afternoon cooking but so delicious too.

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  63. Well this is right up my alley my friend!! My family will adore this!!

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  65. Thank you so much for stopping by #TryaBiteTuesday and sharing your amazing recipe and wonderful story! I so enjoy your blog and the tales you tell! It’s so fun and your recipes are so amazing! Thank you again!

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  67. ZazaCook says:

    This sounds so good! I am definitely going to try this recipe soon :)

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  69. μοιάζει πραγματικά υπέροχο! θα το δοκιμάσω!

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  71. Eha says:

    Well, I was a young bride in Australia in the 1960s and 70s and I can assure you that every second dinner party, of which there were so many every week, featured Steak Diane, very finely sliced and usually cooked and flamed at the table! Must admit I still do it in that fashion for my friends :) ! But our ingredient recipes are vey similar indeed . . . Of course it had to vie with Beef Wellington, coulibiac and cassouletat the time but has stayed with me the longest!!! Probably for health reasons . . .

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  73. Barbara says:

    Those are all my favorite flavors, Katerina. Almost like a stroganoff. Love the idea of doing it in a slow cooker….it’s very hot here too!

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  75. I really should use my slow cooker more than. This looks so delicious!

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  77. You have a keen memory on all of the Greek legends, you are a true history buff (or maybe a college professor dressed in a chef outfit?) Just loving that first photo so beautiful and it is making me very hungry! Love that fall apart tender beef and yogurt sauce, so rich and delicious!

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  79. Brian says:

    I have also just realised the potential of using the slow cooker in summer for some of our fave’s, we use our slow cooker all the time to make double and treble potions to save for later of stews etc. Anyway next time we get some beef this is going in the slow cookers, I do like beef and mustard. Thanks for sharing #tuesdaytable.

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  81. Kate says:

    I love the use of the crockpot for this!

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  83. Sissi says:

    It’s funny but I like slow cooking in the summer too and thought I was the only one! I have had slow-cooked pork tonight. Your beef looks utterly delicious and I love the name of course :-) Suddenly it becomes even more attractive. Enjoying your beautiful myths reminding stories, as always.

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