Serve with any pasta or gnocchi. Try to avoid supermarket mince as it’s frozen to mince it in huge quantities and cooks like chicken pellets - instead buy mince from a good butcher. A good ragu needs fat to keep it moist and full flavoured. Make lots and store it in the freezer for a rainy day.
Take the meat and massage the red wine into it so that the mince absorbs it.
Heat a big, heavy pan. Add the oil and onions and cook gently (or sweat) until translucent. Add the garlic, a good amount of ground pepper and a teaspoon of salt. Stir and stir until the garlic starts to give off a fragrant aroma.
Add the meat and herbs and continue cooking and stirring for a few minutes, until the meat starts to get a little colour.
Add the canned tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for 2 hours, stirring every half an hour or so. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (777g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 383 (47%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 42.6g||57 %|
|Saturated Fat 15.5g||77 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 19.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2g|
|Cholesterol 170mg||52 %|
|Sodium 1388.8mg||48 %|
|Potassium 2236.5mg||59 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 38.5g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8g||32 %|
|Sugars, other 30.5g|
|Protein 52.4g||75 %|
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Calories per serving: 811
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