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Chapter:Ground Beef Recipes [Meat: Beef, Ground]
Section:Stove Top: Mediterranean
Recipe:Moussaka Meat Sauce
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Moussaka Meat Sauce
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground beef
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Pinch of ground cloves
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus to taste
Freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups whole, peeled, canned tomatoes (with puree), roughly chopped
1 bay leaf 

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion
and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, about 4
minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant,
about 1 minute. Add the beef, oregano, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon.
Break the meat up into small pieces and season with the 1/2 teaspoon salt
and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring, until just cooked but still
slightly pink inside, about 1 minute more. Add the tomato and bay leaf and
bring to a simmer. Cover, and cook until the sauce is thickened and
fragrant, about 20 minutes.

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