Ev's Greek Spaghetti Dinner Recipe

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Ev's Greek Spaghetti Dinner
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  1. In a medium to large sized pot, add the olive oil, onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, over high heat until onion is translucent and whole house smells good, about 4 minutes. Add ground beef and smash down with the tip of your wooden spoon to break it up. Brown beef well.
  2. When you think it’s been browned long enough and it’s time to give it a stir to redistribute the meat for more browning – STOP – wait another minute and a half to two minutes, and then stir up the meat. Do this repeatedly until all the meat is good and brown. This is important for the end result. For a good meat sauce, you want your meat to have browned sufficiently, and most people don’t give it enough time. In all, this process should take 12-15 minutes.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, bring back to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes, then cover pot and simmer a further 30 minutes. This is as long as I cook it for my family, the sauce is as thick as we like it. If you like your sauce thicker, cook it uncovered slightly longer before covering the pot (another 5-10 minutes?). If you like your sauce thinner, cover the pot after 25-30 minutes of simmering before continuing with the additional half hour.
  4. Fish out bay leaves, chilis (if using), allspice berries and cinnamon sticks.
  5. This recipe makes quite a lot of sauce, which is a good thing as you can freeze what's left to enjoy on another day, when there's little to no time to cook a homemade meal.
  6. To make authentic greek-style pasta: Cook pasta (I usually use spaghettini, but not exclusively) in the regular way until al dente. Drain.
  7. In the dry pot you cooked the pasta in, add the butter (BUTTER, not oil, not margarine); melt and brown the butter. This takes about 3-4 minutes at high heat. Turn off heat source and add spaghetti back to the pot. Toss to coat with browned butter.
  8. Put spaghetti in large platter, pour half of sauce over, sprinkle with about 1/2 cup myzithra cheese.
  9. Put the remaining sauce in a deep bowl and serve at the table for people to top off their pasta along with extra grated cheese.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 395.49 Kcal (1656 kJ)
Calories from fat 184.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.5g 32%
Cholesterol 79.48mg 26%
Sodium 473.09mg 20%
Potassium 592.86mg 13%
Total Carbs 31.53g 11%
Sugars 5.18g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Protein 20.94g 42%
Vitamin C 28.1mg 47%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 45.6mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 116.43 Kcal (487 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.04g 32%
Cholesterol 23.4mg 26%
Sodium 139.28mg 20%
Potassium 174.53mg 13%
Total Carbs 9.28g 11%
Sugars 1.52g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.94g 13%
Protein 6.16g 42%
Vitamin C 8.3mg 47%
Iron 0.8mg 14%
Calcium 13.4mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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