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Deliciously Easy Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe
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Greek Spaghetti Bolognese (Makaronia Me Kima)

Greek Spaghetti Bolognese is similar to classic Italian. But with a thicker texture and lots of spices. This hearty sauce is the definition of comfort food!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Keyword: Dinner, pasta
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 603kcal

Ingredients

  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 1 large onion minced
  • 2 large gralic cloves chopped
  • 650 grams / 1,7 lb lean ground beef or half ground beef & half ground pork
  • 60 ml sweet red wine
  • 1 small very ripe tomato chopped
  • 8-10 pieces of allspice
  • 6-7 pieces of cloves
  • 1 small stick of cinnamon
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 7 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 carrot peeled
  • 1 stick of celery without the leaves
  • kosher salt & ground pepper
  • 500 grams dried spaghetti

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a medium sized pot over high heat. Caramelize the onion and the garlic.
  • Add the ground meat. Start breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Add a bit of kosher salt (to help remove its juices).
  • Add the cloves, allspice, the bay leaves, thyme, and cinnamon. Pour in the wine and stir until it evaporates.
  • Once the meat has dried completely from its juices. Add the chopped tomato and tomato paste and stir for a minute or 2. OPTIONAL: At this point, you may add 1-2 tablespoons of flour to thicken the sauce.
  • Cover with water and add the carrot and celery. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until sauce is thick enough.
  • Season with pepper and extra salt if needed.
  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • Serve with plenty of sauce and grated cheese on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 562mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g