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Greek Meat Sauce with Spaghetti
This Greek Meat Sauce with Spaghetti has a thick, flavorful meat sauce, with hints of cinnamon and cloves, served over spaghetti noodles. This is an amazing, delicious alternative to traditional spaghetti sauce.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt divided
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper divided
- 1 medium onion diced
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped finely
- 1 tbsp fresh mint chopped finely
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon all spice
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 16 ounce box whole grain spaghetti noodles
Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add ground beef and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Saute until beef is no longer pink. Remove from heat, leaving fat in pot, and set beef aside.
Add onion to pot and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
Pour red wine into pan and let cook for 1 minute, scraping up any burned pieces of food on the pot of the pot.
Add crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, parsley, mint, oregano, cinnamon, all spice, cloves, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir well. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and let simmer, uncovered, until sauce is very thick, about 1 hour.
While sauce is simmering, cook noodles according to package directions.
When sauce has finished simmering, stir in butter and sugar until both are well incorporated.
Serve sauce over pasta.
Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1203mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 6.9mg