Greek Meat Sauce
|Onions||6 Large, finely chopped|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Pound (1/2 Cup)|
|Lean ground beef||6 Pound|
|Garlic||3 Clove (15 gm), minced or pressed|
|Whole mixed pickling spices||1 Tablespoon|
|Tomato paste||36 Ounce (6 Cans, 6 Ounce Each)|
|Freshly ground pepper||To Taste|
In a wide frying pan, cook onions in 4 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat until limp; transfer to a Dutch oven or 8-quart pan.
In the frying pan, brown meat in 4 portions, using 1 tablespoon of the butter, as needed, for each portion; add meat to onions.
Place garlic, cinnamon sticks, and pickling spices in a cheesecloth bag.
Add to meat and onion mixture along with tomato paste, salt, pepper to taste, and water.
Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours or until flavors are blended and sauce has thickened.