The ultimate spaghetti sauce

The ultimate spaghetti sauce


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About this recipe: This tomato-based sauce is simmered for hours until thick, rich and packed full of flavour. It's freezer friendly, so make a big batch and save it for quick weeknight dinners. Enjoy with the pasta of your choice.

Nan Friskey

Serves: 6 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 225g beef neck bones
  • 825g passata
  • 1 (400g) tin whole plum peeled tomatoes
  • 340g tomato puree
  • 700ml water
  • 450g lean minced beef

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:4hr  ›  Ready in:4hr15min 

  1. In a large pot, saute onion, garlic, oregano and basil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the neck bones, cover and simmer until onions are transparent. Note: if using minced beef cook with onion mixture.
  2. Once onions are clear, add the passata, tomatoes, tomato puree and water. Cover and simmer for several hours.
  3. Before serving, remove neck bones and discard.

Beef neck bones

Can be purchased at your local butchers.

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