- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 250 g minced beef
- 250 g minced pork
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ¾ cup white wine – sweet or dry
- 1 jar of Katrina’s tomato pasata
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 cups beef or chicken stock
Heat the oil and butter in a heavy based pan and sauté the onion and celery.
Stir through the garlic, add the minced meats and brown on high heat.
Stir through the tomato paste and add the wine and cook until the wine has completely evaporated.
Add the pasata and bay leaves and season to taste. If you have added dry wine you may need to add 1 tablespoon of sugar at this stage.
Simmer for 2 hours adding the stock if necessary.
Serve with gnocchi or pasta of your choice. Serves 4.
Katrina’s note: A family favourite, don’t skimp on the simmering time as this allows the flavours to develop and results in a rich and delcious sauce every time.