Saturday, November 10, 2018

Greek Style Bolognese Sauce

© Can Stock Photo / NikiLitov
This Bolognese sauce is slightly sweet and totally delicious. Best of all, it's economical and takes less than thirty minutes to prepare. (Rosie would have liked that.) It's a great dish to serve to guests, especially when you don't have much time to cook. The leftover sauce also freezes well. 



1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 medium onion, chopped
I pound extra lean ground beef
3 tablespoons Greek seasoning blend
2 14.5 oz cans Italian style diced tomatoes*
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon lemon zest
crumbled feta cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet or saute´pan for about 1 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Add onions, ground beef and Greek seasoning. Cook until beef is crumbled and no longer pink. Stir in canned tomatoes and cook until sauce begins to simmer. Add lemon zest, black pepper and 1/2 of the mint.  Serve over spaghetti or linguine. Top with feta cheese and remaining mint leaves.

* Plain diced tomatoes can also be used. Add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning for each can.

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