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I heard that "Greek sauce" is a regional type of food. I don't know if this is true, but in case it is, I thought I'd bring it to everyone. This recipe is very similar to the one that used to be made in a local Greek family dinor. It's very high in fat but it goes great over hot dogs at a picnic. We only risk it once a year on Memorial Day


  • 3 tblspn shortening
  • 3 lbs ground beef (the highest fat content you can get - otherwise, the sauce will dry out and get pasty)
  • 3 chopped onions
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic


  • Melt the shortening and brown the ground beef with the onions and garlic.
  • When browned, do not drain, add second list of ingredients.
  • Simmer until thick, at least 30 minutes. After that, it can be transferred to a crockpot (which is what we do so it doesn't dry out when it's outside during the picnic - this stuff dries out very fast as it cools).
  • You know you're doing it right if you see orange pools of fat throughout the sauce.
  • This is good stuff.

Categories: Condiment, Sauce  Savory Sauce 
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