Recipe for Greek Style Tomato Meat Sauce

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Italy isn’t the only Mediterranean culture that loves tomatoes! Greecian cuisine is full of tomato-based dishes, including pasta sauces. Pasta with meat sauce in Greece is called Makaronia me Kima and you can’t have pasta in meat sauce without a great tomato meat sauce recipe!

Makaronia me KimaMakaronia me Kima -Tomato with Meat Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 pound spaghetti (choose gluten-free spaghetti if following a gluten-free diet)
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup virgin or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 can (140z) tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Chopped parsley
  • Grated Cheese

How to Greek Meat Sauce:

Heat oil in frying pan (minus 2 tablespoons for spaghetti). Sauté the onion and garlic until soft.

Add meat and stir until brown.

Add tomato, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well.

Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until meat is cooked (adding water if necessary)

While sauce is simmering cook spaghetti, drain and toss with 2 tablespoons oil.

Serve spaghetti topped with sauce and add grated cheese to taste.

PLEASE NOTE: Greek recipes can be slightly different based on a variety of reasons, such as the region of Greece that the recipe is being made in. If you have seen this Greek recipe made another way, please send us an email to greekboston@worldwidegreeks.com and we will evaluate your suggestion. Thanks!

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