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Greek Style Meat Sauce {Makaronia Me Kima}

An easy traditional Greek style meat sauce for pasta.  Perfect for busy weeknight suppers.

Course Main
Cuisine Greek
Keyword greek style meat sauce, Makaronia Me Kima, meat sauce recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 572 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion chopped or sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup white wine or red wine
  • 28 oz can crushed or pureed tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 4 leaves fresh mint chopped
  • fresh parsley (a good handful) chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lb pasta


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook the onion until soft, add the garlic, followed by the cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves, and dried oregano. Cook to release the flavors.

  2. Fry until fully cooked and no pink shows at all in the meat (about 8 minutes). Add the tomato paste and stir into the meat.

  3. Stir in the wine and allow to cook down.

  4. Add the tomatoes, sugar, parsley, and fresh mint. Stir together, season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and serve topped with the sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Greek Style Meat Sauce {Makaronia Me Kima}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 662mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 23.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.