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.
Calories 34 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2 g2.4%
Saturated Fat 0.72 g3.6%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 9 mg3%
Sodium 72 mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.6%
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g1.6%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g6.2%
Vitamin A 1.8% Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 0.5% Iron 2.3%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet