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Section: Stove Top: Mediterranean
Recipe: Moussaka Meat Sauce

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Moussaka Meat Sauce
2 pounds ground lamb or beef
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
4 chopped garlic cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine
Zest of a lemon
2 Tbsp or more of lemon juice
Salt to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and brown the
ground meat. By the way, the meat will brown best if you don't stir it. Add
the onions about halfway into the browning process. Sprinkle salt over the
meat and onions.

Once the meat is browned and the onions have softened, add the garlic,
allspice, cinnamon, black pepper, oregano and tomato paste. Mix well and
cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add the red wine and mix well. Bring the sauce to a simmer, reduce the heat
and continue to simmer gently, uncovered for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Taste for salt and add more if needed. Add the lemon zest and the lemon
juice. Mix well and taste. If the sauce needs more acidity, add more lemon

By Elise. From: SimplyRecipes
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