Original Greek Coney Sauce

This was given to me by an old Greek fella who was on his death bed and needed this to be saved and passed along to future generations……..OK, so maybe a bit exaggerated!  It is typical of the Greek sauces I have eaten.  Don’t even think of skimpin’ on that shortening!

1 pound Ground beef
1 cup Shortening
1 medium Onion(s), diced
1/3 cup Chili powder
2 teaspoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Black pepper, coarsely ground
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Cumin powder
1 teaspoon Allspice
1 teaspoon Basil, dried
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Oregano, dried

Soak beef then brown with onion and shortening.
Add remaining ingredients.
Simmer for 2 hours. You may have to add some water.
This freezes well.

BBQ techniques, family recipes