Meat sauce for lasagne

    1 hour 50 min

    This delicious meat sauce is made with beef and is ideal for use in lasagne and other Italian pasta dishes. The long, slow cook ensures a rich flavour and thick sauce. Bellissima!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 2 carrots, diced
    • 2 small celery sticks, diced
    • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1kg lean beef mince
    • 2 tablespoon tomato purée
    • 500g passata
    • 250ml red wine
    • 4 to 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan or deep frying pan.
    2. Add the diced onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook slowly for about 8 to 10 minutes or until softened. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
    3. Brown the mince in the same frying pan. Add the vegetables back into the pan with the cooked mince; stir in tomato puree, passata, red wine and chopped basil.
    4. Let the sauce cook over very low heat, without a lid, for 1 1/2 or 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the ragu has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use as desired in a lasagne or other pasta recipe.


    Meat sauce for lasagne
    Meat sauce for lasagne
    Meat sauce for lasagne
    Meat sauce for lasagne

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