1 chopped celery stalk
half a large ﬁnely chopped onion
1 carrot, roughly chopped
4/5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
400g (14oz) of ground beef
1/2 glass of table red wine
500g (18oz) of tomato puree (two glass jars. You can find these at Italian markets.)
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Chop the celery, onion & carrot together.
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Put the chopped mixture in a heavy-bottomed saucepan with the olive oil and heat over a medium heat.
Sautè until golden brown. Add a glass of wine.
Add the beef mince meat and continue to sauté until meat is lightly browned and all the juices of the meat have been soaked up. Add salt to taste and make sure that the meat is broken up.
At this stage add the wine and continue to sautè until the ragù sauce has soaked up the wine. Continually check that the meat does not stick and add a little water if too dense.
Finally add the jars of tomatoes sauce and salt to taste and
simmer for 2 hours. (note: the sauce is rich, but not salty.)
The ﬁnal result should be ragù sauce of a deep red color.
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