About this recipe:This recipe is just the best. The method is more important than the ingredients, vary them if you want, but do not use cheap wine! This sauce can be used with spaghetti, lasagne, cannelloni, or try stuffing some squid with it and baking!
450g lean minced beef
2 rashers streaky bacon (unsmoked)
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 med onion, finely diced
1 large garlic clove, crushed
1/2 (400g) tin Italian tomatoes
2 heaped tablespoons tomato puree
1/2 glass red wine
1 tsp dried basil
salt and fresh black pepper to taste
1 beef stock cube
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr15min
Using a heavy frying pan gently soften the onion and bacon in the olive oil for 5 minutes. Turn up the heat and add the mince, turning until cooked.
Add the rest of the ingredients, season, cover and simmer on a very low heat for 20 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and continue to simmer for another 20 mins.