Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Ελλινικό Φαγητό

Μακαρόνια με Κιμά

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time

Ingredients

750g beef or lamb mince (26 ounces)

2 red onions (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 carrot, grated (optional)

1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g/ 14 oz.)

1/4 of a cup water

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 teaspoon sugar

1 glass of red wine

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 bay leaf

a pinch of cinnamon or one cinnamon stick

2 whole cloves

1/4 of a cup olive oil

1 package spaghetti

salt

boiling water

2 tsps olive oil

200g Parmigiano-Reggiano or kefalograviera (7 ounces)

Directions

To prepare this Greek style spaghetti with meat sauce recipe (Makaronia me kima), begin by preparing the meat sauce. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Stir in the chopped onions and carrot and sauté, until softened and slightly coloured. Stir in the garlic, tomato paste and the mince breaking it up with a wooden spoon and sauté, until caramelized. Pour in the red wine and deglaze (wait to evaporate). Add the tinned tomatoes, water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, bay leaf and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer with the lid on for about 30 minutes, until most of the juices have evaporated.

Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water according to package instructions. Drain the pasta in a collander and stir in 2tsp of olive oil.

Tip over the drained pasta in the meat sauce pan and mix it so the sauce is evenly spread.

Serve with grated cheese and a nice refreshing Greek feta salad and enjoy over a glass of wine!

Nutrition

Serving Size

1 portion

Calories

767kcal

Total Fat

26.1g

Saturated Fat

9.6g

Unsaturated Fat

15.1g

Trans Fat

0.1g

Cholesterol

99mg

Sodium

1562.3mg

Total Carbohydrate

75.2g

Dietary Fiber

5g

Total Sugars

8.5g

Protein

52.8g

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time
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