Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 tb Vegetable oil or margarine

  2. 1 lb Lean meat, ground

  3. 1 Onion; minced or grated Salt and freshly ground pepper

  4. 3 Whole cloves

  5. 1 Cinnamon stick

  6. 2 tb Tomato paste

  7. 1 c -Hot water

  8. 1 qt Stock (same flavor as meat)

  9. 1/4 c Kritharaki or orzo Parsley or watercress

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat the oil and mash the meat into it with a fork, then cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until the raw color disappears. Add the onion, salt, and pepper to taste, spices, and tomato paste diluted with hot water. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, then remove the spices. Add the hot stock and kritharaki and transfer to a buttered ‘yuvetsi’ or baking casserole. Taste and adjust seasonings. Bake in a moderately hot oven for 40 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and all liquid has been absorbed, stirring once. Remove from the oven. Drape with a dry kitchen towel to absorb moisture. Serve hot, garnished with parsley or watercress. From: ‘The Food of Greece’ by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles, Avenel Books, New York. Typed for you by Karen Mintzias —– Archive January 2010 December 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008


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