Kima Greek Meat Sauce with Pasta

You can't go wrong with this simple meat sauce for your weekly meals. Once you make this you can find many uses for it.

Servings 4 people
Author Mary Papoulias-Platis


  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound organic beef or lamb
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 pound cooked pasta
  • grated cheese such as Parmesan or Greek cheese


  1. In a large skillet add the butter and place on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute until softened.

  2. Add the ground meat into the mixture and brown thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add the tomato sauce and water and bring the mixture to a low boil. Add the cinnamon and cloves and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring often.

  4. Add the wine and simmer for another 15 minutes.

  5. Serve over pasta of your choice.