Tas kebab, is the combination of special meat stew with pilaf. “Tas” is a Turkish word meaning cooking pot, insinuating that “tas kebab” is the kebab cooked in a cooking pot. Kebab actually refers to numerous dishes containing cubed meat. The Greek Tas Kebab is a hearty stew of cubed veal cooked in a thick and rich tomato sauce flavored with spices and red wine and it is usually served with pilaf rice. Greeks choose veal over beef but both are used.
It is a dish that was brought to Greece from Greek refugees leaving Constantinople and Asia Minor and it has since become part of the Greek heritage.