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Minced meat sauce for spaghetti (σάλτσα κιμά για μακαρόνια)

Minced meat sauce for spaghetti (σάλτσα κιμά για σπαγγέτι), greek cuisine, how to make from


Beef benefits

  • Good source of protein
  • Good source of vitamin A
  • Good source of vitamin D
  • Good source of iron
  • Good source of selenium
  • Good source of zinc

Tips & tricks

This recipe is done with ground beef, but beef can be replaced with, chicken, pork or lamb.

If sauce is too thick, simply thin it out with beef stock or chicken stock or water.

The slower and longer the simmer the better the flavor.

Recipe directions

  • Preheat a pot at medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the clarified butter and begin sautéing the onions.
  • Season the onions with half of the salt and pepper specified in the recipe.
  • Add the garlic and continue sautéing for one minute more.
  • Increase the heat to medium/high and continue sautéing while constantly separating the mince meat.
  • Season the minced meat with the remaining salt and pepper.
  • Adjust the heat continuously to maintain a medium sizzle.
  • Continue sautéing until all the juices evaporate.
  • When all juices are gone, add the wine.
  • At this point you may add the spices and the bay leaves.
  • Add the tomato paste and continue sautéing for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • At this point lower the heat to medium.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Add some more broth and continue simmering.
  • Taste for saltiness.
  • In the last few minutes of cooking time, add the herb.

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