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Bolognese Sauce

So it’s Day 5 of being home sick (aside from half a day in the office Tuesday when I thought this was “just a cold” and only needed “rest and warm liquids”). New diagnosis – tonsillitis. And let me tell you people, it’s not fun! But I’m finally feeling a bit better and am in the mood for something other than soup. So I thought my family’s simple Bolognese sauce which packs a ton of flavor would be perfect to make. It doesn’t take long to make so doesn’t take a ton of energy which is perfect not only for this recovering girl, but for any working gals or guys out there! Oh, and it’s Greek style. So yes, it has cinnamon 🙂 here’s our recipe. Hope you like it! 


1 lb any kind of chop meat you prefer. I used beef (don’t forget turkey or chicken might need a bit more seasoning)
2 8oz cans of tomato sauce
1 8oz can of tomato paste
1/2 can water
1/4 cup red wine
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper


Brown the chop meat in a sauce pan with 1tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, salt and pepper. Once browned add the sauce, paste, water, wine, and the remainder of the spices. Cook at a simmer for about 30-40 minutes to allow all the flavors to marry. Enjoy over your favorite pasta or on a piece of Italian bread!