Georgian Chashushuli

Georgian Chashushuli

Chashushuli, or ‘stewed’ in Georgian, is a satisfyingly rich meat and tomato stew resembling European goulash. Combining veal, beef, chicken, or pork with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a generous seasoning of herbs and spices to simmer in broth or water renders an intense, flavorful, and aromatic dish – ideal for chilly evenings. It is important to first fry the meat before adding to and stewing with the other ingredients; alternatively, substitute meat for mushrooms for a vegetarian version. Soak up the stew with a side of fresh-baked bread of your choice!
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Georgian
Servings 3



  • 1.25 lbs veal, beef, or lamb stew

Fresh Produce

  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro and/or parsley


  • butter

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 1 cup broth
  • salt

Chashushuli Culinary Spice Kit

  • Garlic, coriander, methi, paprika, caraway, chili, black pepper, summer savory

Suggested Sides

  • fresh bread or Georgian khachapuri [see notes]
  • cucumber salad
  • coleslaw with grilled corn kernels and sliced radishes with a dressing to taste*)
  • roasted eggplant cubes with farro or quinoa


  • In a large POT, or SAUTE PAN, heat 2 tbsp butter over high heat, careful not to burn it.
  • Add meat in one layer. If necessary, work in two batches for this first step.
  • Fry the meat until all sides have turned brown. Stir frequently.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, 1/2 cup broth, garlic, Chashushuli spices, 3/4 cup of fresh herbs, and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook over low-medium heat until the meat is tender. Stir occasionally. Add more broth if necessary.


  • Garnish with remaining herbs.
  • Serve with fresh bread and your preferred sides.
  • Enjoy!


  • Substitute meat with chicken thighs or tenders, cut into bite size pieces, or with quartered button mushrooms.
*) Dressing: start with 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp mustard, and 1 tbsp olive oil
Bread option: Khachapuri recipe.

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