Greek pasta

"Nice twist to a simple pasta dish. So easy! I can see doing this for a big crowd with a great bread, huge salad and grilled veges. I had this last night at a friend's. She thinks she got it out of a fairly recent issue of Bon Appetit, but can't verify because she hand wrote it on an envelope."
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  • Heat oil in heavy large pot over high heat.
  • Add meat and onions and saute until brown and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add cinnamon, cayenne and cloves and saute 5 minutes.
  • Add wine, tomatoes and tomato sauce and simmer until thick.
  • Better if it sits overnight and is rewarmed.
  • Serve over cooked pasta.

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  1. We really liked this. It was a good mix of sweet (from the cinnamon & cloves) along with a little heat from the cayenne pepper. Very tasty. I think next time, I'll try a little sweeter wine, just for our own preference. All in all, it was a very easy recipe to make and 3 out of 4 kids gave it a thumbs up (and you can add my own thumbs up to that statistic...) Thank you for sharing!
  2. Sorry, I just didn't think it was anythingspecial. It reminded me of cincinnati chili because of the spices. I did appreciate the use of cayenne. But I won't be making this again.
  3. I served this to my parents who were visiting and they were very impressed...can't wait to try this myself.
  4. this was very good. i served some over pasta but used the rest to stuff and bake zucchini. i used feta cheese to make it more authentic. and i took your advice and made it the day before to let the flavors blend


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