Tuscan Style Pasta Sauce

This is an authentic beef and pasta sauce recipe from Florence. It's great over spaghetti or in a lasagna.

Kristin

Ingredients

Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 large carrot, minced
  • 1 large stalk celery, minced
  • 120g beef mince
  • 120g pork mince
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 500g tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours20min  ›  Ready in:2hours40min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion, carrot and celery in the hot oil until the tender and the onion has begun to brown around the edges, about 5 minutes. Stir in the beef and pork; continue cooking and stirring until the meat is brown and crumbled, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the wine, bring to a boil and cook until the wine has nearly evaporated. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 2 hours until the meat is very tender. Use a little water as needed if the sauce begins to look too dry.

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