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Meat Layer


  • 1 small onion broiled, diced small
  • 200 grams mushrooms chopped small
  • 1 lb ground beef and pork
  • 1 lb ground mild italian sausage
  • 1 small head roasted garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup fresh oregano chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon dry italian herb mix
  • 1 tablespoon herbed pepper mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons sage salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper


  • Slice the onion into 1/2 inch thick slices. Cut the top off the garlic and loosley wrap in tinfoil. Broil the onion and garlic about 10 minutes until lightly charred and the garlic is soft.
  • Mince the onion and then saute the onions and mushrooms in a bit of olive oil, until the mushrooms have reduced in size.
  • Mix all the spices and herbs in a small bowl.
  • Add the ground meat to the onion mix. Sprinkle with half the seasoning mix. Brown the meat, breaking down with a wooden spoon. When its about half cooked, add the rest of the spices.
  • Add a couple of ladles of the tomato sauce and stir to combine.
  • Set aside until ready to use.