My stepmother made this meat hash for me once and I fell in love. Sauteed garlic, onions and peppers, tomato sauce, and capers add lots of flavor. This tastes great with rice or flatbread, and the leftovers would probably make a nice sandwich.
It’s not a particularly quick recipe–the cooking time alone takes about 40 minutes–but it would be doable on a weekend.
It looks something like this:
Yield: Serves 4-6
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup green peppers, chopped
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup seedless raisins (if you like them. Personally, I don’t, and will probably leave them out).
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup capers
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet and saute the garlic, onions, and green peppers for 5 minutes.
2. Add the beef and cook over medium heat until browned, stirring constantly.
3. Stir in tomato sauce, white wine, raisins, salt, and pepper, and cook over low heat 25 minutes, stirring frequently.
4. Mix in the capers and almonds and cook 5 minutes longer.