Pennsylvania Greek Sauce

Pennsylvania Greek Sauce

25 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  Miz

“This is my sister Dawn's recipe for good, old-fashioned, northwest-Pennsylvanian Greek sauce for topping your burgers and dogs.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Place the beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until beef is completely brown; drain. Stir the onions, tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, garlic powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, and yellow mustard into the beef. Bring to a boil; lower heat to medium-low and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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I lost my recipe from the Erie newspaper for greek sauce and came back to my trusted All Recipes. This is great. I used more tomato sauce b/c I only had a larger can, maybe around 12 oz. instead of 8 oz., added a bit more mustard, red pepper, and a squirt of ketchup. I simmered much longer so the additional liquid was used up and broke up the meat very fine using the "P Chef" "Mix & Chop" (my fav tool for ground beef). Served with Smith's hot dogs and used as a topping for baked steak fries. Delicious! Wish my waistline would allow me to eat like this everyday!



Thanks for the recipe, and the memories. I grew up in Erie, and Greek Dogs and Burgers were a late-night staple, most often from Panos Restaurant. I was recently trying to explain what Greek Dogs were to my daughter, now she knows. We did not get up to Erie this summer, so I'm going to have to have some Smith's hot dogs shipped down to Florida. Thanks to you and your sister, Miz.



Loved this sauce.. reminds me of home Erie/Corry PA! The only thing I made sure to do (that wasn't mentioned in the recipe) was to mash the browned beef with a potato masher. All of the Greek sauces that I have eaten have an almost smooth consistency. PS~WhitMcMo, we didn't name the recipe or the sauce ~it's called Greek Sauce all over Northwestern PA and here in Western NY too ~ "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 78 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 2.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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