Makaronia me Kima is a Greek meat sauce seasoned with cinnamon and other spices. It is served over a bed of pasta and topped with grated cheese, preferably Mizithra, but Kefalotyri, Pecorino, or Parmesan may also be used. It is thicker, includes more spices, and less vegetables than other bolognese-style sauces.
Makaronia me Kima is definitely a new favorite for me. I really enjoy the Greek custom of adding cinnamon to pasta sauces. This dish is a wonderful comfort food and we couldn’t get enough of it. It took a lot of restraint on my part to leave enough leftover for Chad’s lunch the next day. Evan isn’t always a fan of pasta, but made an exception for this meal. The cooking time is a little long, but that is mostly to let the sauce simmer and flavors meld. There isn’t much actual work involved. I was unable to find Mizithra or Kefalotyri cheese in my area, so I used Pecorino. I hope to try this dish with traditional Greek cheese next time.