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Meat Sauce for Lasagne

The best lasagne features homemade meat sauce and this recipe will show you how to make it! Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Meat Sauce for Lasagne Video.

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Ingredients
Serves: 4 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 small celery sticks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 kg lean beef mince
  • 1 cup (250ml) red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 500g passata
  • fresh basil, as desired
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan or deep frying pan.
  2. Add the diced onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook slowly for about 8-10 minutes or until soft. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Brown the mince in the same frying pan. Add the vegetables back into the pan with the mince, add the wine and scrape up the browned bits from the bottom.
  4. Add the tomato paste, passata and chopped basil. Let the sauce cook over very low heat uncovered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Watch a video of it being made…

Meat Sauce for Lasagne
Meat Sauce for Lasagne

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