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    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Best Meat Sauce for Pasta

    I have to say... I have worked out my best recipe, (for my palette), for Meat Sauce for Pasta.
    Sophia our granddaughter agrees with me and she has great taste buds.
    I have incorporated plenty of vegetables, great for the kids.

    Its probably not a lot different than many others, but here it is anyway
    I like to fry the mince meat separately to a good flavour, then add to vege mixture.

    2-3 tablespoons olive oil
    500 gms minced beef
    1 onion finely chopped
    1 large clove garlic finely chopped
    1 carrot grated
    1 courgette grated
    1 stick celery finely sliced
    6 mushrooms finely chopped

    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Pinch red chili flakes
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    150 mls white wine
    140 gms tomato paste
    400 gm tin of tomatoes

     Put 1 tablespoon olive oil  into a hot pan, add mince and brown

    Season with Salt and pepper
    Add white wine and reduce till alcohol is absorbed
    Set aside

    Meanwhile heat a another pan to medium heat
    Add 2 tbs olive oil
    Add onions saute till softened
    Add garlic then carrot, celery, courgettes and mushrooms
    Season with Salt and pepper, chili flakes and oregano
    Saute till soft

    Add tomato paste and cook out for a few minutes
    Add tomatoes and cooked mince
    Rinse the tomatoes tin and the mince pan, with water, about 300 mls
    Add to pan

    Bring to boil and simmer about 30 minutes.
    It will reduce down and become rich and fabulous.
    Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
    Now, it is ready for any dish requiring meat sauce.
    It freezes well, great to have on hand, just double the ingredients and always have some on hand.

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