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Georgian Beef Chakapuli with Adjika Chilli Paste

Chakapuli with Adjika Chilli Paste

Georgia is renowned for its rich culinary traditions, and one dish that stands out is Chakapuli, a succulent stew that marries tender beef with an array of fresh herbs. By incorporating adjika chilli paste, this classic dish is elevated with a spicy, aromatic kick. Let's dive into the recipe for Georgian Beef Chakapuli with Adjika Chilli Paste and explore the vibrant flavours of Georgian cuisine!


  • 1 kg diced beef

  • 3 tablespoons adjika chilli paste

  • 2 large onions, finely chopped

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 cup tarragon leaves, chopped

  • 1 cup coriander, chopped

  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped

  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Flatbread


  1. In a large bowl, mix the beef with 2 tablespoons of adjika chilli paste. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the onions, sautéing until they are soft and translucent.

  3. Add the marinated beef to the pot, browning each side for about 5 minutes.

  4. Pour in the red wine and beef broth, bringing the mixture to a simmer.

  5. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of adjika chilli paste, chopped tarragon, coriander, green onions, parsley, and mint.

  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for one hour, or until the beef is tender and cooked through.

  7. Serve hot, garnished with additional fresh herbs if desired, and flatbread on the side.

Chakapuli, with its harmonious blend of herbs and spices, is a perfect example of Georgian cuisine's ability to balance bold flavours and fresh ingredients. The addition of adjika chilli paste adds an extra layer of depth and heat, making this dish truly unforgettable. Whether you're familiar with Georgian food or new to its delights, this Beef Chakapuli with Adjika Chilli Paste is a must-try recipe that showcases the versatility and richness of Georgian culinary traditions. Enjoy the journey of flavours that this dish offers and savour every bite!

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