Greek Style Meat Sauce
4 lb ground beef chuck
2 tb olive oil
4 md onions, finely chopped
4 6-oz cans tomato paste
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon mixed pickling spice
1 c dry white wine
freshly ground pepper
Using a large frying pan, brown meat in 1 tablespoon olive oil
until it loses its pink color. Transfer to crockery pot. Add
remaining olive oil to pan. Saute onions until glazed. Transfer
to crockery pot. Add tomato paste, garlic, pickling spice, (put
in a tea ball or tie in a cheesecloth bag), wine, salt, and pepper.
Cover. Cook on LOW 8 hours. Stir once or twice. Cool slightly.
Ladle into freezer containers, or serve hot. Makes about 3 quarts.
NOTE: This meat sauce is great for various dishes: spaghetti,
moussaka, and the Greek mararoni dish, Pastitsio.