Meat and Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Meat and Mushroom Pasta Sauce


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This is a very robust and hearty beef and pork pasta sauce with lots of mushrooms. Serve over your favourite pasta with Parmesan cheese.


Serves: 20 

  • 1 kg lean beef mince
  • 500g pork mince
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 cups (750ml) red wine
  • 1 kg fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 (800g) tins tomato sauce
  • 1 (185g) tin tomato paste

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Ready in:4hours30min 

  1. In a large frypan, brown beef and pork over medium heat until no longer pink; set aside.
  2. In a large frypan, warm olive oil over medium heat and saute onions and garlic until tender; add about 1/2 cup of wine; mix well.
  3. Add mushrooms, rosemary, oregano and thyme to frypan and add another 1/2 cup wine; saute until tender.
  4. Add browned meat, tomato sauce and tomato paste to mixture; simmer for 1 hour and add the remaining 2 cups of wine.
  5. Simmer sauce on low for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally; serve.

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